Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Music

Julia Zupancic

Visiting Research Assistant


Twitter: @jkzupancic

School of Music, room 1.16

MA (Magister artium)

Julia is a PhD student visiting from the University of Munich. She is currently investigating how the idea of progress in music is discussed in post-war Germany (1949–1961). Her main research interests lie in 19th- and 20th-century music with special regard to aesthetics.

Julia Zupancic studied musicology, philosophy and intercultural communication at the universities of Freiburg, Bristol and Munich. She graduated in 2011 with a thesis on the notion of “Gebrauchsmusik” in the 1920s. From 2012 to 2014 she worked at the archive of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (BR) and, up to this day, she writes programme notes for its orchestras. She also gave tutorials for the courses “Bach chorale” and “Arnold Schoenberg” at the University of Munich (2009–2013). Since 2013 she has been working on her doctoral dissertation which is concerned with the idea of progress in music in post-war Germany. Currently she is continuing her research as a visiting scholar at the University of Leeds.

Research Interests
19th-century music
20th-century music


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