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Michael Kahr

Artistic Research

Head of Center for Artistic Research in Jazz and Popular Music Vienna


  • PhD Musicology (2010, University of Sydney)
  • MMus (2005, University of Sydney)
  • Mag. Art. (2001, University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz)

Academic Experience

  • Senior Lecturer (since 2006, Institute for Jazz, University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (2011-2018, Institute for Jazz Research at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz)
  • Lectureships at the University of Sydney (2002-2004), University of Vienna (Institute for Musicology, 2013/2017), University of Salzburg (2017/2019), University of Arts Linz (2020)

Awards and Grants

  • Erzherzog Johann Research Award, County of Styria 2018
  • Grants for CD-productions, scientific conferences and research projects 
  • Austrian Science Fund FWF PEEK Grant (2011-2013)
  • Morroe Berger – Benny Carter Jazz Research Award, Rutgers University Newark, USA (2011)
  • Fulbright Scholar Award, Los Angeles 2010

Esteem Factors

  • Board Member, International Society of Jazz Research (IGJ)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal for Jazz Education in Research and Practice (IU Press) 
  • Reviewer for Journal for Artistic Research and Transnational Jazz Studies (Routledge)


CDs, books, articles - please refer to

Publications and Achievements