Research and Academic Activities

Research is one of the important tasks of the Rostock University of Music and Drama. Research in the Department of Musicology and Music Education mainly focuses on historical musicology, ethnomusicology and music education. Interdisciplinary research topics are tackled as part of the DFG graduate programme “Cultural Contact and Scientific Discourse” run in cooperation with Rostock University. hmt scientists are in regular, varied demand as consultants for national and international research organisations and as guest speakers and lecturers at other colleges and congresses.

Complete edition "Erich Wolfgang Korngold"

The most notable project at the moment is the musicological edition project "Korngold Werkausgabe". Together with the Humboldt University in Berlin and the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, the Rostock University of Music and Drama (hmt Rostock) has been researching the musical oeuvre of the composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold since the beginning of 2021, with the aim of editing an edition of his work. This interacademic project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz is set to run for 25 years (2021-2045). The applicants are Prof. Dr. Friederike Wißmann (hmt Rostock) and Prof. Dr. Arne Stollberg (Humboldt University Berlin).