Department Music Education (Pedagogy)/ Music Education – Voice and Instruments (IGP)


The Faculty of the Department 5 is assigned to the Scientific Music Education and is justified by a Professorship for Music Education and a Professorship for Instrumental(Vocal)Pedagogy (IGP).

In an (inter) disciplinary approach, the central subject of research in scientific music education is the appropriation and mediation of music or music learning and teaching. The knowledge for musical learning and teaching in the context of general education and extracurricular education is generated through a historical, empirical, systematic and comparative research access. In the course of continuously changing fields of practice and job descriptions, Scientific Music Education also allows everyday theories and already existing educational experiences to be evaluated against the background of current findings and theories from reference sciences such as musicology, education and educational sciences, educational psychology, neuroscience and sports science, and new approaches to the acquisition and teaching of music are being developed.

In addition to occupational field-, curriculum-, teaching- and learning research, the focus in the next few years will be on knowledge transfer, lifelong learning and collaborative learning for music teachers. The focus will still be on the scientifically sound development of cooperation opportunities of (non-) school educational institutions and the exploration of new practical fields in music education. Research projects also include educational standards in the subject of music education, geragogy, intercultural music education and the study and career choice process for instrumental and vocal teachers. Research cooperations exist with several universities and conservatories in Germany, Switzerland, England, USA and Canada. The inclusion of students in the research projects of the Department and the training of young scientists is a particular concern.


Spokeswoman: Univ.Prof. Dipl.Musikerin Dr.phil. Silke Kruse-Weber


Institute 5