Tobias Plebuch
Musicologist (Berlin)

1986-91: Hochschule für Künste Bremen

  • Music education, diploma 1991 with distinction.
    Double major: Piano, Kindermusik, Minor: Violoncello. Additional lessons and performances on clavichord, fortepiano and harpsichord.
  • Co-Organizer of several festivals with recitals, lectures, workshops, and exhibitions of the Hochschule für Künste Bremen: Ravel (1987), C.P.E. Bach (1988/89), Hindemith (1989/90), International Music Academy (1990), Mozart (1991/92), Robert and Clara Schumann (1993/94). Edition of brochures and catalogues. Active participation as pianist, lecturer and editor.
  • Bayreuth-Stipendium of the Richard-Wagner-Society 1989
  • Recitals and radio recordings of music of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries: pinao, clavichord, fortepiano, harpsichord, violoncello as soloist, in chamber and orchestra performances.

1991-93: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

  • Musicology and history
  • Research and teaching assistant
  • Undergraduate classes on music history of the 18th and 19th centuries
  • International musicological symposium Musik als Text, Freiburg 1993 (Principal organizer: Prof. Hermann Danuser) with 200 lecturers.

1993-96: Humboldt-Universität Berlin

  • Ph.D. in musicology (summa cum laude). Thesis mentored by Prof. Dr. Hermann Danuser: „Veräußerte Musik. Öffentlichkeit und Musikalienmarkt im Zeitalter Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs“
  • Research assistant, Humboldt Universität Berlin
  • Lecturer at the Technische Universität Dresden
  • Courses on music history of the 16th through 20th centuries, music publishing, analysis, feminist musicology.
  • Reorganization of the music library at the Humboldt University.

1997-2005: Stanford University, USA

  • Assistant Professor of Musicology
  • Research stipend of the Office of Technology Licensing, 2000
  • Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, 2002-03.
  • Teaching: Courses on 25 subjects, individual mentoring
  • Organization of the international conference Reviewing the Canon: Borrowed Music in Films, Stanford, 1-4 May, 2003.
  • Administration: chair of the undergraduate program (1999-2002) and the library committee (1998, 2003-05) in the music department. Various search and ad hoc-committees. Representative of the Norther California chapter of the American Musicological Society meetings, 1998-1999 secretary of the Norther California chapter of the AMS, 2001-2005.
  • Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Film Music (2003-present).
  • Editorial collaborator of the Gesammelte Schriften of Carl Dahlhaus (11 vols., 2000-2008)

2007-present: Humboldt Universität Berlin

  • Lecturer / Privatdozent, department of musicology.
  • Research grant of the European Network for Musicological Research in Cremona 2008
  • Co-organizer of the symposium Musicological Film Studies: Sources, Bibliography, and Editions, UCSC, Los Angeles, 26-28 February 2009
  • Organizer of the concert and lecture series Geschichte - Klang - Raum for the bicentenary celebration of the Humboldt University, Berlin, 2009-10
  • Erasmus coordinator at the Institute for musicology and media studies at the Humboldt University Berlin, 2009-10 (European scholar and student exchange program)
  • Habilitation, The Music of Johann Sebastian Bachs in Films, Humboldt University Berlin 2010
  • Oranization of the meeting of the IMS study group "Music and Media", June 2010
  • Research project Zur Dramaturgie musikalischer Ereignisse im Film (funded by DFG), 2011-2014
  • Organization of the IXth Symposium on Film Music Studies, Berlin, 25 - 27 July, 2014