The clinical research of
the Kurt-Singer-Institute is dedicated to the search for
causes of occupational musicians’ diseases as well as
the optimization of associated diagnostic procedures and
One focus is on neurological movement disorders,
especially focal dystonia in musicians. The influence of
music and making music on the health and development of
children and adults is a second focus of research at the
Further research topics originate from the areas of
cognitive neuroscience, posture and movement physiology
as well as auditory, vocal and speech physiology.
Most of the research projects are funded by third-party
funds and are carried out in interdisciplinary
collaboration with numerous national and international
partners. There are collaborations with the Berlin
Center for Musicians’ Medicine (BCMM), musicians’
medicine centers (Institute for Music Physiology and
Musicians’ Medicine) and neurological university
The knowledge gained will feed into the teaching.
Recent projects: Research
in Musicians’ Medicine at the BCMM.