Wendelin Bitzan
Teaching Positions

Teaching Positions

Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf

I am a lecturer in music theory at the Institute of Musicology of the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, one of five music universities situated in the German federal state of North Rhine Westphalia. Since 2018 I have been teaching a number of classes and seminars in the BA musicology minor programme, such as basic elements of composition, musical form, aural skills, elementary music theory, music repertoire, and history of music scholarship for the music theory major.

TU Dortmund University

In 2022 I accepted a visiting professorship at the Department of Music and Musicology of TU Dortmund University. I am teaching undergraduate courses and seminars in historical composition and analysis for the school music programmes.

Previous Teaching Positions

Until 2018 I served as an adjunct lecturer in music theory at the Institute of Musicology at Humboldt University Berlin, offering classes in Renaissance counterpoint and aural skills as part of the regular curriculum of the musicology BA and MA programmes. Since 2010 I have also lectured at various other universities in Berlin, Rostock, and Detmold, teaching classes and seminars for various programmes and departments, such as performance majors, music education, sound engineering, musicology, and music theory. The subjects were: historical composition, aural skills, analysis, and keyboard practice. I have also offered a seminar in music and media.

I may also be available for private lessons in the aforementioned subjects. Feel free to contact me for fees and further information.

View my collection of teaching resources and syllabi

Personal guidelines for teaching music theory in German language (PDF)
Teaching concept for the digital music theory classroom in German language (PDF)

Music by music theorists (playlist)
Teaching music by female composers (playlist)