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JAM MUSIC LAB welcomes Elke Hesse as a new member of the University Council

JAM MUSIC LAB Private University is happy to welcome Elke Hesse - as director of the MuTh - Concert Hall of the Wiener Sängerknaben, member of the board of trustees of the MpF Foundation and member of the supervisory board of the Vienna State Opera GmbH, she is one of Austria's leading cultural managers.

Born in Vienna, Elke Hesse has started ballet training at an early age, followed by music studies, studies of dance education at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna and studies of theater and musicology. This was followed by musical education at the Dance Studio of the United Stages of Vienna and studies in acting and musicals at the Conservatory of the City of Vienna, from which she graduated with a diploma.

As Director of the MuTh Hesse is responsible for program management, organization and communication management since 2010. Together with her team, she offers an international audience the range of the Vienna Boys' Choir combined with artists of all genres.

Since 2017, she has served as a trustee of the MpF Foundation, Vitznau and cultural representative of the Pühringer Group, leading the planning of the new construction of another concert hall and a neuro-music campus for education and training in Switzerland, Vitznau as well as the organization of a neuroscientific research project for music education.

Since this year, Hesse, who was awarded the title "Professor" by the Federal President in 2019, is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Vienna State Opera GmbH - appointed by the Ministry of Culture.

Elke Hesse has also directed a wide variety of productions such as the "Nestroy Gala" and worked as an assistant director and actress.

Authored on June 2nd, 2021