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JAM Student Ursula Erhart was awarded honorary professorship

JAM Master student Ursula Erhart - instrumentalist and composer - has received the Austrian honorary professorship.

As of September 25, 2020, Austrian Federal President Alexander van der Bellen awarded the occupational title of "professor" to Ursula Erhart as a recognition for a variety of her lifelong musical activities.

The professorship had been submitted by the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra and the decree was handed over by the Governor of Lower Austria Johanna Mikl-Leitner on June 16, 2021.

In addition, Ursula has just successfully passed the exam in her Master Studies (Composition, Tutor Richard Graf) with unanimous distinction and will therefore be awarded the title of "Master of Arts in Music" by JAM MUSIC LAB Private University.

Congratulations, Ursula!


Resume Ursula Erhart

  • Violoncello lessons at the present Vienna University of Music, graduation with the artistic diploma examination. Teacher's exams for music and instrumental music education as well as teaching qualification exam for violoncello with distinction, graduation as Magister artium.
  • 2018/19 Completion of the course "Jazz in contemporary music" at the Danube University Krems with distinction.
  • 2019-2021 Master studies in composition at the JAM MUSIC LAB private university.
  • 2020 awarded the professional title of professor.

1978-1982 Junior contract in the ORF Symphony Orchestra, 1987-2020 Cellist in the Tonkünstler Orchestra of Lower Austria. 

Extensive activity as a chamber musician and soloist in concerts, radio and television recordings and CDs (for the recording of the CD "New Chamber Music from Lower Austria" awarded a cultural recognition prize by the province of Lower Austria).

Extensive activity as a music arranger - works of the masters of Viennese music in chamber music instrumentation, string orchestra arrangements and arrangements for use in teaching have been published by the Doblinger publishing house. In addition, numerous arrangements have been recorded on CD.

As a composer she is mainly engaged with solo pieces and chamber music in various instrumentations - especially for strings, woodwinds and piano. International prizes and recognitions, performances at home and abroad as well as commissioned compositions for various performers and ensembles document the compositional activity.

Since December 2019 president of the INÖK (interest group of Lower Austrian composers).
Since 2020 juror at various composition competitions.

Ursula Erhart was born in Vienna.

Authored on June 24th, 2021