Members of the NAR-Kolleg
Dr. Susanne Dick - Musikwissenschaftlerin, M.A.
Network Aging Research
Bergheimer Straße 20
Professional musicians in the third and fourth stage of life. An empirical study
Referring to psychological concepts about activity and productivity in older age the basic question of this emperical research is which musical and other activities professional musicians pursue after retirement. Therefore, the effect of health conditions, the development of the musical performance and the motivation for working after retirement are examined.
The following questions guide the project:
- Which (musical) activities are pursued by professional musicians after retirement?
- Which reasons are crucial for the ongoing or the missing of musical activity after retirement?
- How do professional musicians experience retirement?
These questions are examined by guided interviews which are conducted with professional musicians of German orchestras of different categories, divisions, instrumental groups and playing positions.
|2004 - 2010||Studies of Musicology and Education, German Literature Studies, University of Paderborn, Germany, Magistra Artium|
|2005 - 2009||German and Music studies for Teaching Certificate, University of Paderborn, Germany, 1st Staatsexamen für Lehrämter|
|2007 - 2010||Teacher c flute, Städtische Musikschule Paderborn|
|2008 - 2009||Music- and Germanteacher, Städtische Realschule Detmold|
|2010 - 2012||Graduate Assistant at the Institute for Research on Musical Ability (IBFM), Paderborn, Germany|
|since 2010||Graduate Assistant and PhD candidate at the Institute for Research on Musical Ability (IBFM), Paderborn, Germany|
|2/2012 - 2015||Member of the NAR Kolleg, University of Heidelberg|