About Wendelin

Short Biography

Wendelin Bitzan, born 1982, is a musician, composer, and researcher in music. He graduated from the Berlin University of the Arts with degrees in piano, music education, sound engineering, and music theory. Subsequently he took up lectureships in music theory and ear training at music universities in Berlin, Rostock, and Detmold, and currently works as a lecturer in music theory at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. Wendelin regularly appears as a collaborative pianist, vocal accompanist, and performer of own compositions. He is the author of several papers related to music theory and music education, and earned a PhD in musicology from the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts in 2019. He is father of two children and resides in Berlin with his family.

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Timeline

2019 – PhD graduation at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts
2018 – Lecturer at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, Institute of Musicology
2014 – Adjunct teacher at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Musicology
2013 – Enrolment in the musicological PhD program of Vienna Music University
2013 – Award in the composition competition of the Society for Music Theory (GMTH)
2012 – Award in the essay competition of the Society for Music Theory (GMTH)
2011 – Guest lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts, Faculty of Music
2010 – Adjunct teacher at the Berlin University of the Arts, Rostock University of Music and Drama, and Detmold University of Music
2010 – Graduation with diploma degrees in music theory and sound engineering
2009 – Exchange studies at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts
2009 – Graduation with a degree in music education, majoring in piano performance
2005 – Enrolment at the Berlin University of the Arts, College of Music
2003 – Enrolment at the Detmold University of Music
2002 – A-level exams, Porta Westfalica Municipal High School