Studies in instrumental pedagogy at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, 1992: certification as a music teacher in violin
1997 PhD with "summa cum laude," topic: "Architecture and Fragment: Studies in the Late Compositions of Luigi Nono"
1998–2003: research associate with the research project "Musik in Emigration 1933-1945: the East Coast of the US" at the Folkwang Hochschule
Beginning in 1998: lecturer in musicology at the Folkwang Hochschule
2009: Habilitation at the Rostock University of Music and Drama on the topic "Speaking Instruments: on the History of the Instrumental Recitative"
Beginning in 2009: visiting professorships at the institutes of musicology at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, the Philipps-Universität Marburg, Gießen University, Heidelberg University, guest professorship at the Berlin University of the Arts
Additional teaching activities at Vienna University and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
Member, editorial boards, Neue Zeitschrift für Musik and Tonkunst
Cofounder and coeditor of the review Seiltanz
Special awards from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation for book projects on the composer Olga Neuwirth, on bodily concepts in music after 1950, and on Hans-Joachim Hespos
Since 2016: professor of musicology at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin
Research foci: music of the 20th and 21st centuries, music and media, film music, music theater, performance, history of violin music