Prof. Dr. Franz Riemer

Professor for Music and Music Didactics

Studied School Music / Composing and Directing in Detmold, Musicology /
History and Art History in Berlin. PhD 1988, dissertation title "The German
Madrigal in the 20th Century".

1979-1987 Music teacher, composer, author of music-related works, choir
director, freelancer at the radio station RIAS-Berlin
1988-1998 Director of the Music Department at the Federal Academy of
Cultural Education Wolfenbuettel

1983-present Assistant Lecturer at the Technische Universität Braunschweig,
director of the University Orchestra until 2006, director of the University Choir,
awarded the title of "University Music Director," promotion to Honorary

1998-present Professor for Music and Musical Didactics at the Hanover
University of Music, Drama and Media

2006-2011 Director of the Institute for Music Education Research

2008-2010 Vice-president of the Hanover University of Music, Drama and

2011-present President of the Lower Saxony State Music Council


  • Encyclopedia entries for persons in the field of music
  • Articles on modern music and on communication
  • Research focus on problems of integrative and historical and comparative music education