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Music Technology and Digital Musicology Lab (MTDML)


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Prof. Dr. Michael Oehler

Michael Oehler studied systematic musicology, linguistics and phonetics at the University of Cologne, Germany, from 1996 to 2002. He also studied business administration at the University of Cologne until 2004. In November 2004 he returned to the Faculty of Humanities where he worked as a research assistant at the Musicological Institute in the project "Digital Variophon" until October 2006.

In addition to professional positions at Sony Music Entertainment in New York and the WDR in Cologne, among others, he was a shareholder of IAMP Solutions from 2005 to 2013. Based in Cologne, the company developed technical and conceptual solutions in the field of musical acoustics / sound synthesis as well as in the field of digital archiving, management and online publishing of music and scientific data.

He received his PhD in 2007 with a dissertation in the field of systematic musicology at the University of Music, Theatre and Media in Hanover, Germany. He worked there as a research assistant until February 2011 and was head of the project group Cataloguing and Digitisation of the Music of Man Archive. In addition to numerous teaching positions at various universities in Germany and abroad, he held a professorship at the Media School of the MHMK Macromedia University of Applied Sciences Cologne from 2011 to 2014. In the winter semester 2014, he accepted the offer of a professorship for musical acoustics at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf, where he worked until he took over the professorship for music and media technology at the University of Osnabrück in early 2017. Since 2010 he has also been on the board of the German Society for Music Psychology (DGM) and was elected president in September 2013 (re-election 2017).

Membership in scientific societies

  • German Society for Music Psychology (DGM),
    Treasurer from 2010 to 2013, President 2014-2017 and 2018 to 2021
  • European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM),
    Member of the Consulting Board of Musicae Scientiae
  • Society for Music Research (GfM),
    Member of the section Systematic Musicology
  • German Society for Acoustics (DEGA)
  • Audio Engineering Society (AES)