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Katharina Steinhauser, MA.

  • Mirabellplatz 1/II (Room: A02035)
  • 5020 Salzburg

Katharina Steinhauser was born in Sterzing in 1990 and received her first music lessons at the age of six. She attended the music school in her home village and received lessons at the music school in Bruneck from Josef Feichter. She graduated from the pedagogical high school with a musical specialization in Bruneck, where she also received piano and singing lessons. Since school she has played in various symphony orchestras and symphonic wind orchestras. In 2010 she began studying instrumental pedagogy with a major in flute in the class of Bernhard Krabatsch at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. In October 2017, she completed her master's degree with honors. Her main focus is on traditional alpine folk music. For her master's thesis, which dealt with contemporary witness interviews from folk music research, she received the award for excellent master's theses from the Mozarteum University Salzburg.  

For several years she has been working as a teacher for flute, brass class and music theory, she teaches at courses and workshops and most recently as part of a maternity leave substitute at the Upper Austrian Music School. Performances in various ensembles from classical and folk music as well as flutist and piccolist of the Salzburg City Music round off her work. In parallel to her music studies, she completed a master's degree in history at the Paris Lodron University in Salzburg, with a focus on cultural history and European regional history. In addition, she completed the certificate course "Cultural Management" of the interdisciplinary cooperation focus "Science and Art".  

Most recently, she spoke as a speaker at various conferences in the fields of music history, music education and history and published corresponding conference contributions. As an employee in the departments of musicology and music education at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, she also worked on the editing of book projects. She is also active in the areas of music and cultural education.  

After working as a assistant at the Department of Musicology and the Arbeitsschwerpunkt Salzburger Musikgeschichte, she is currently a research project member in the Sparkling Science project „Klangweihnachtsbäume und andere Geschenke. ‚Stille Nacht’ im künstlerisch-wissenschaftlichen Spannungsfeld“, which will be implemented from 2017 to 2019 and will be concluded with a specialist conference and a corresponding publication.