Supervisors at the Anton Bruckner Private University

Below you will find the the available artistic and academic supervisors: 

Artistic supervision

Institute for Early Music and Historical Performance Practice

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Historically informed performance practice with a specialisation in basso continuo

Contact: Univ. Prof.in  Dr.in Dragosits, Anne Marie (Harpsichord)
Email: annemarie.dragositsbruckneruniat

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • 1660–1850: Historical performance practice with a particular specialisation in melodic instruments

Contact: Univ. Doz.in  Dr.in Genewein, Claire (Flute)
Email: claire.geneweinbruckneruniat

Institute of Dance Arts (IDA)

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Labanotation
  • Scores and movement compositions
  • Movement Research as choreographic praxis
  • Improvisation techniques
  • Philosophical foundations of somatic in the twentieth century
  • The staging of notated dance repertoires
  • Austrian expressive dance
  • Postmodern choreography

Contact: Univ. Prof. in Breuss, Rose
rose.breussbruckneruniat

Institute for Composition, Conducting and Computer Music

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Extended Composition
  • Compositions for specific places, landscapes, and situations
  • Synchronicity and asynchronicity in contemporary music theatre
  • Composed body movement
  • Perspectives of composition at the intersection with sound art
  • Sound theatre [Hörtheater] and acoustic art

Contact: Univ. Prof. in: Bauckholt, Carola
Email: carola.bauckholtbruckneruniat

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Electro-acoustic composition, digital music
  • Compositional praxes in their medial contexts
  • Sonic art/audible art

Contact: Univ. Prof. Klien, Volkmar, PhD
Email: volkmar.klienbruckneruniat

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Composition – electro-acoustic, algorithmic, instrumental
  • Computer music – real time processes, time-based (real time / non-real time)
  • Audio-visual composition – Picture and sound
  • Interactivity and MaxMspJitter programming: audio, video, algorithms, sensors, interactive scores, data mapping
  • International networking in the field of computer music and sonic arts 
  • The computer as instrument – Performance
  • Multi-channel audio techniques – distribution in the space, sound movement
  • Improvisation – contemporary at the intersection of improvisation, composition and computer calculations in real time
  • Music and media technology

Contact: Ao. Univ. Prof. Weixler, Andreas
Email: andreas.weixlerbruckneruniat

Institute for Theory and History (Applied Psychology)

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Precision in the high-performance area from psychological or physiological perspectives
  • Performance anxiety: causes, symptoms, and coping strategies
  • Neurological, clinical psychological, and neuropsychological approaches to practice

Contact: Univ. Doz. Dr. Rainer Holzinger
Email: rainer.holzingerbruckneruniat

Institute for Theory und History (Artistic Research and Performance Related Interpretation Research)

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Instrumental Performance Studies
  • Performance practice in contemporary music and multimedia
  • Interdisciplinary inquiry into the composer-performer-audience relationship
  • Artistic research

Contact: Univ. Prof.in Dr.in Barbara Lüneburg
Email: barbara.lueneburgbruckneruniat

Academic supervision

Institute of Dance Arts (IDA)

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Stories and theories of dance in European and non-European show dance
  • Performance theories
  • Historical and current und praxeologies of dance
  • Intermedialities, notations, dance scores

Contact: Univ. Prof. in Dr.in Claudia Jeschke
Email: claudia.jeschkebruckneruniat

Institute for Music Pedagogy

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Musical education at the primary level
  • Fields of work and cooperative projects of elementary music pedagogy
  • Empirical music-pedagogy research designs

Contact: Univ. Prof.in Aicher, Linda, PhD
Email: linda.aicherbruckneruniat

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Aesthetic experience, aesthetic education
  • Interdisciplinary teaching and learning of the arts
  • Imparting new music and contemporary art

Contact: Univ. Prof. in   Dr.in Brandstätter, Ursula
Email: ursula.brandstaetterbruckneruniat

Institute for Theory and History (Musicology)

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • History of musical interpretation; empirical interpretation research
  • Historical themes in relation to music and power; Music and society; Music in functional contexts or musical organisation structures
  • History of the construction and use of musical instruments; musical instruments as cultural historical media; organology

Contact: Univ. Prof. Dr. Laubhold, Lars-Edvard
Email: lars-edvard.laubholdbruckneruniat

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Music history in the context of cultural studies
  • Cultural history and its methods (mentality history, microhistory, discourse history, cultural studies, body studies)
  • History of musical aesthetics
  • Historical and media-theoretical inquiry into music conveyance and outreach
  • Radio music (historically and systematically in the context of qualitative radio research)

Contact: Univ. Doz. Dr. Nicklaus, Hans Georg
Email: georg.nicklausbruckneruniat

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Music related gender studies
  • Popular music and culture (with a focus on historical studies)
  • Music history of the 19th and 20th century
  • Research into music theatre, and music and migration

Contact: Univ. Prof. Dr. Stahrenberg, Carolin
Email: carolin.stahrenbergbruckneruniat

Institute for Theory and History (Artistic Research, Performance-Related Interpretation Research)

Topic areas for dissertations:

  • Instrumental performance studies
  • Performance practice in contemporary music and multimedia
  • Interdisciplinary inquiry into the composer-performer-audience relationship
  • Artistic research

Contact: Univ. Prof.in Dr.in Barbara Lüneburg
Email: barbara.lueneburgbruckneruniat

For co-supervision at the partner universities –  Paris Lodron University, Salzburg, the University of Art and Design, Linz, and the University for Music und the Performing Arts, Vienna – please research the professors appropriate to your topic area. The links will redirect you to the universities and their respective relevant institutes.