Univ. Prof.in Dr.in Michaela Schwarzbauer

Positions Currently Held
Associate Professor of Music-Pedagogics (habilitation in 2003), Deputy Head of the Department for Music-Pedagogics (2003–), Member and Deputy Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Centre Metamorphic Changes in the Arts (2005–).

Other Key Responsibilities
President of the International Society for Polyaesthetic Education (2000–2007, 2013–), Member of the University Senate (2004–2006), Member of the Staff Association at Mozarteum (2009–), Chair of the Associate Professors’ Committee of the University Mozarteum (2006), Chair of the Curriculum Committee for Music-Education (Schulmusik A 1, A 2), Chair of the Committee for Non-Discrimination at University Mozarteum (2003 and 2004), Member of the Committee for Non-Discrimination at University Mozarteum 2002–2010), Member of “ISME” (2012–), Cooperation with cultural institutions: e.g. Biennale Salzburg (2009); Supervisor of over 40 MA and over 15 PhD-projects (8 completed).

Studied Music Education (Hochschule für Musik, Vienna) / English & American Studies (University Vienna), trained as a cello-teacher at Hochschule für Musik, Vienna;
1983: MA Music Education and English & American Studies
1988: PhD Die Nachterfahrung in Wolfgang Amadé Mozarts Zauberflöte
2002: Habilitation: Polyaesthetic Education

Career History
1982–1999: Teacher for music and English at an Austrian grammar school
1990–1991: Lecturer at the Department of  Music Education University Mozarteum Salzburg
1997: ECHA-Diploma for the teaching of the highly gifted University Nijmwegen
1999–2002: Assistant at the Department for Music Pedagogics University Mozarteum
2002–      Associate Professor at University Mozarteum Salzburg
Has lectured in many European countries and taught at various international institutions (courses on Polyaesthetic Education, cultural theory, cultural studies, music and the arts) and organizes several international conferences

Research Areas
Polyaesthetic Education in its relevance in music teaching and teaching in general, investigation into processes of transformation in music and literature
Current projects include a research project “Individuum ↔ Collectivum” supported bei Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung (“Sparkling Science”).

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