Dr. Carolin Krahn, M.A. M.Mus.

Postdoc (Universitätsassistentin) in Musicology 2017–2023
2020–2023 on leave

Contact: krahn[at]dhi-roma[dot]it

Up-to-date information: website | ORCID profile

  • 2023 Italian National Scientific Qualification in Musicology (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale, settore Teatro, Musica, Cinema, Televisione e Media Audiovisivi, II fascia), Ministero dell'Università e della Ricerca, Italy
  • 2018 M. Mus. degree in Music Mediation & Music Management, Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Germany
  • 2017 Dr. phil. degree in Musicology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2011–2013 Ph.D. student in Musicology at Stanford University, USA
  • 2012 "Go East" summer school fellow in Modern Russian Culture, Moscow State University, Russia
  • 2010–2011 Visiting fellow in Musicology at Harvard University, USA
  • 2010 Summer student at the University of San Francisco, USA
  • 2010 M.A. degree in Musicology, Ancient Church History and French Language and Literature, University of Würzburg, Germany
  • 2009 Erasmus scholar in Modern Literature, Institut Catholique de Paris, France
  • 2008–2009 Visiting student in Musicology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • from 2011 Lecturer in Musicology and Music Mediation in Germany, Austria, the USA and Italy (Stanford University, University of Vienna, Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Università degli studi Roma Tre)
  • from 2007 Freelancer in music dramaturgy and mediation, among others for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bolzano Festival Bozen, the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna State Opera, the "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien", the "Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz", the German Radio SWR2, the Swiss Radio SRF 2 and the Austrian Radio Ö1.

 Past responsibilities at the University of Vienna

  • University assistant (50%) in Historical Musicology (position similar to assistant professor without tenure track; 11/1/2019–8/15/2020: 100%)
  • Mobility coordinator for all international exchange programs at the Musicology Department (scientific and administrative staff)
  • Acting member of the committee on studies in musicology (Studienkonferenz)
  • Elected, later acting representative of the scientific staff (graduate and postdoc levels) at the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies (Mittelbau-Kurie der Philologisch-kulturwissenschaftlichen Fakultätskonferenz)
  • Member of various recruitment committees for scientific and administrative staff as well as a Habilitation committee
  • Co-organizer of a student-run colloquium series on professional perspectives for musicologists (Gesprächsreihe Berufsperspektiven 2018/2019)
  • Jury member for various German scholarship programs (graduate and postdoc levels)

 Research & teaching profile

  • German-Italian entanglements in 19th- and 20th-century musical culture
  • International Early Music movements in Italy during the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Clichés of Italy in popular music and media
  • Transnational music historiography and image building
  • Alfredo Casella as composer, conductor, editor and promotor of (inter)national music history
  • Johann Friedrich Rochlitz and aesthetic canonization processes around 1800
  • Pierre Boulez in the United States
  • Music history in relation to music mediation (Musikvermittlung)

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