Prof. Dr. Helen  Geyer

Prof. Dr. Helen Geyer

Professor of Musicology, Late Renaissance/Baroque/Classical Era, Head of the Research Project "Cherubini-Edition", Head of the Research Project "Wagner-Sammlung in Eisenach", Deputy Equal Opportunities Officer

Subject/Instrument: Musicology, Musicology, Late Renaissance/Baroque/Classical Era

Hochschulzentrum am Horn
Room: 405

+49 3643 | 555 164

helen.geyer(at)hfm-weimar.de

  • Born in Werneck/ Schweinfurt in 1953
  • Studied piano (Konservatorium/ Hochschule für Musik Würzburg), musicology, catholic theology, Christian achaeology, and German at the Bavarian Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg; scholarships with the DAAD, the graduate funding body, and the DSZV
  • 1982 completion of doctoral degree
  • Various teaching and research appointments in Italy (including Venice and Palermo, until 1985), Regensburg (1985–1995), Vienna (IWM, 1989–1990), Poland (Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan: visiting professor 1989/90), and Finland (Turku, 1994)
  • Humboldt scholarship (Feodor-Lynen-Stipendium IWM, Vienna, 1989/90)
  • Habilitation at the Johann-Wolfgang-von-Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main in 1997
  • Permanent visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Champaign/ Urbana (USA), between 1990 and 2000
  • 1995 Fixed-term professor at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar; 1997 appointed as ordinary professor of musicology
  • 1996 Managing director of the Department of Musicology at the LISZT University; head of the Department between 1997 and 1999 and between 2012 and 2014
  • Member of Faculty Board, representative on the library committee, dean of studies in 2010
  • since 2004, President of the International Cherubini Society
  • since 2006, member of the academic advisory board of the Humboldt-Gesellschaft; 2008–2012, member of the executive board
  • 2009–2013, chair of the academic advisory board of the Deutschen Studienzentrums Venedig (DSZV)
  • 2010–2013, member of the chair of the Mitteldeutsche Barockmusik
  • since 2013, vice-president of the DSZV
  • 2015 Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Academic focus: music of the sixteenth to early-nineteenth centuries (with research interests in opera, oratorio, and church music; also select topics areas of twentieth-century music)

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