, Matej Santi, PhD

Adjunct Faculty in Music



Courses Taught:

Introduction to Music Appreciation

Background and Facts

Matej Santi studied violin, psychology and musicology. After graduating with a degree in violin pedagogy from the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, he taught violin and was active as a musician before obtaining his PhD in musicology at the same institution, where he concentrated on central European history and cultural studies. His thesis was published in 2015: Zwischen drei Kulturen. Musik und Nationalitätsbildung in Triest (Between three Cultures. Music and Nation Building in Trieste). In addition to his interest in the musical history of central Europa and nation building, his academic work centers on the history of the violin and violinmaking as well as on the influence of media on music and identity in the 20th century.

Between 2016 and 2017 he taught 18th to 20th-century music history at the University for Music and Performing Arts. Since 2017 he has been part of the Telling Sounds project as a postdoctoral researcher.

His publications deal with topics ranging from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

For more information on his research and publications, please see his MDW profile.