Last update: 03/12/2013
|Musikwissenschaftliches Institut||Johannes Gutenberg-Universität|
|Welderweg 18 (Philosophicum)||FB 07 Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften|
|D-55128 Mainz||Musikwissenschaftliches Institut|
Arbeitsgemeinschaft für mittelrheinische Musikgeschichte e.V.
History of the Institute
Prof. Dr. Klaus Pietschmann
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
Dr. Thorsten Hindrichs, M.A.,
office hours: Tuesday, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
phone: +49 (6131) 39-20096
Prof. Dr. Axel Beer
office hours: by arrangement only
phone: +49 (6131) 39-22899
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
further information on the library
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.
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.
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.