Prof. Dr. Martin Pfleiderer
Professor of Musicology, History of Jazz and Popular Music, Head of the Research Project "Jazzimprovisationen, Jazzsoli"
Subject/Instrument: Musicology, History of Jazz and Popular Music
Hochschulzentrum am Horn Room: 310
Prof. Dr. Martin Pfleiderer was born in Calw in 1967. After graduate studies in musicology, philosophy and sociology at Justus Liebig University Giessen he completed a postgraduate course in Management of the Arts at Hamburg University of Music and Theatre (1993-95). From 1991 to 1999 he worked freelance as music journalist for Frankfurter Rundschau, Jazzthetik, and other newspapers and magazines, and as sound engineer and recording manager for the NDR-Bigband. In 1998, he received a doctorate at University of Giessen. From 1999 to 2005, he was assistant professor for Systematic Musicology at the Musicology Department of Hamburg University. After his postdoctoral lecture qualification in 2006 he took over a temporary professorship in theory, aesthetics and history of popular music at University of Paderborn (2007/08). Guest lectureships have taken him, among other places, to the Universities of Hamburg, Paderborn, Basel and Krems. In 2009 he became professor for history of jazz and popular music at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar. Since 1987, Martin Pfleiderer has also performed as jazz saxophonist with various groups.
- Gesellschaft für Popularmusikforschung (GfPM)
- International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), German-speaking Branch (IASPM-DACH); International Avisory Boards of the online magazine IASPM@Journal
- Internationaler Arbeitskreis Systematische und Vergleichende Musikwissenschaft
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie