Dr. Wolf-Georg  Zaddach

Dr. Wolf-Georg Zaddach

Research Fellow of Arts Management at the Department of Musicology Weimar-Jena, Research Fellow of History of Jazz and Popular Music at the Department of Musicology Weimar-Jena

Subject/Instrument: Arts Management, Musicology

Hochschulzentrum am Horn
Room: 408

+49 3643 | 555 128



Visiting time: Wed 3pm to 4pm and by arrangement (please register until Tuesday at 4pm). During non-lecture time only by arrangement.

  • Wolf-Georg Zaddach was born in Lubben/Spreewald in 1985 and studied Musicology and Arts Management at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, and Contemporary History at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Magister Artium 2011. The topic of his final dissertation: ‘Jazz in der Tschechoslowakei 1956-1968’ [‘Jazz in Czechoslovakia 1956 - 1968’]), as well as Music Management at HAMU Prague (ERASMUS scholarship) and Jazz Guitar under David Dorůžka in Prague
  • Mr Zaddach has been a research fellow in Arts Management (Professor Steffen Höhne) and in the History of Jazz and Popular Music (Professor Martin Pfleiderer) since autumn 2011
  • 2012 - 2017: Doctorate in Musicology on heavy and extreme metal in the GDR during the 1980s, funded from 2014 to 2017 by a doctoral scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • 2012 to present: Lectureships and workshop leadership at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute Berlin (BIMM) and the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, Columbia University NYC, Leuphana-Universität Lüneburg, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Initiative Musik Berlin, the Ettersberg Foundation Weimar, Demokratie jetzt e.V., and Deutsche POP Dresden

Areas of focus for teaching and research in Arts Management:

  • Marketing of culture and music
  • Project and event management
  • Economy and digitisation of music

Areas of focus for teaching and research in the profile “History of Jazz and Popular Music”:

  • Jazz: history, theory and analysis
  • Rock, heavy metal and hip hop
  • Music sociology and psychology, analysis and digital methods
  • Artistic research (methods, applications)

→ Publications (German)

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