PD Dr. Tilo Hähnel

Musicology Seminar Detmold/Paderborn


Office hours:

Nach Absprache telefonisch oder per Videoschaltung.

Further Information


Tilo Hähnel studied musicology, art history, and psychology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin, where he graduated with a thesis in the field of systematic musicology (Auf der Suche nach der inneren Uhr, Osnabrück 2008). After an editorial traineeship, he worked on historically informed performance practice and computer-aided expressive interpretations of instrumental works by Georg Philipp Telemann at the Faculty of Computer Science at Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.

Since completing his doctorate at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in 2012 (Baroque performance, Osnabrück 2013), Hähnel has focused on voice, interpretation, and popular music. He worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Musicology Weimar-Jena (Stimme, Kultur, Identität, Bielefeldt 2015), the Institute of Music of Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, and the Musicology Seminar Detmold/Paderborn (Wie Körper Schule macht, Munich 2021). At the latter, he substituted a professorship in musicology in 2019 and 2020. In 2022, he completed his habilitation and received the venia legendi at University of Paderborn, where he currently holds the title of Privatdozent.

Research Areas

  • Vocal expression
  • Popular Music
  • Performance practice 
  • Performance analysis
  • Music psychology