Welcome to the English-Language Version of the Homepage of the Musicology Institute (Musikwissenschaftliches Institut)


Last update: 03/12/2013

Available information:

Our Institute

Location Postal Address
Musikwissenschaftliches Institut Johannes Gutenberg-Universität
Welderweg 18 (Philosophicum) FB 07 Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
D-55128 Mainz Musikwissenschaftliches Institut
D-55099 Mainz

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für mittelrheinische Musikgeschichte e.V.

History of the Institute


Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann

Main Office

Gabriele Maurer, Institute Secretary
office hours: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
phone: +49 (6131) 39-22259
fax: +49 (6131) 39-22993
e-mail: maurer@muwiinfa.geschichte.uni-mainz.de

Student Advisor service

Dr. Thorsten Hindrichs, M.A.,
office hours: Tuesday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
phone: +49 (6131) 39-20096
e-mail: hindrich@mail.uni-mainz.de

Representative for Foreign Students

Prof. Dr. Axel Beer
office hours: by arrangement only
phone: +49 (6131) 39-22899
e-mail: axelbeer@uni-mainz.de


Ulrike Krell, Chief Librarian
opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
phone: +49 (6131) 39-24171
e-mail: krell@uni-mainz.de
further information on the library

Studying Musicology in Mainz

Musicology is generally subdivided into three fields of historical musicology, systematic musicology and ethno-musicology. In the course of your studies in Mainz you will deal with each area.


Practical and Theoretical Knowledge of Music

Knowledge of the fundamental concepts of music theory, familiarity with Western music in general, and the ability to play the piano are prerequisites for studying musicology in Mainz. In music theory you should at least understand the basics of harmony (cadence and harmonisation of a given melody). Knowledge of the most important periods and developments in music history is essential.

Knowledge of Foreign Languages

As in nearly all other subjects, Students studying musicology are required to have knowledge of foreign languages. The major in musicology requires sufficient knowledge of two modern foreign languages.

Exchange Programmes

Further information in German