Studied Musicology, Classical Philology and Philosophy at the German universities of Tübingen and Freiburg im Breisgau and has a PhD in the field of Musicology (Claudio Monteverdi. Die Grundbegriffe seines musiktheoretischen Denkens). She has been a research fellow at the German Historical Institute in Rome (Department of Musicology), a scientific collaborator and assistant lecturer at the musicological institutes of the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg and the University of Karlsruhe and subsequently a scientific collaborator for "Handwörterbuch der musikalischen Terminologie" (first published by Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht, then by Albrecht Riethmüller), for which she has written numerous monographs in the subject area "terminology of vocal music". At present she is a scientific collaborator and head of the Department of Musicology at the German Historical Institute in Rome.
Current Research Projects
Conceptual history of music. Basic concepts of vocal music in terminological discourse
Representations of Peace in Music, sub-project within the three-year research project (2015-2018) Righteousness and Peace Kiss Each Other – Representations of Peace in Early Modern Europe funded by the Leibniz Association.
- Lectures at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Berklin University of the Arts, University of Detmold/Paderborn, Hochschule für Tanz und Musik Köln
- Scientific direction of numerous courses on the topic "Rome as town of music"
- Member of the scientific advisory board of the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel
- Member of the scientific advisory board of the association Centro di Musica Antica della Fondazione Ghislieri
Main Research Interests
Opera and musical theatre; musical terminology; Italian history of music and music theory; history of Rome as town of music; contemporary music; migration history of composers and their music; cultural history of music