Stefan Johannes Morent
Stefan Johannes Morent studied musicology and computer sciences at Tuebingen University as well as recorder and performance practice with Kees Boeke and medieval music with Andrea von Ramm and Sterling Jones. He received his Master of Arts with honours in 1992 and his Dr. phil. in 1995 with "Studies concerning the influence of instrumental music on vocal music of the Middle Ages".
In 2004 he completed his Habilitationsschrift on "The reception of Medieval music by composers in 19th century France".
He was appointed to full professor at Tuebingen University in 2008. At present he holds a post as professor for Historical Performance Practice at Saarbrücken University.
He has been teaching medieval performance practice and musicology at the Institute of Musicology of Tuebingen University as well as at the Universities of Trossingen, Vienna, Hamburg, Cologne, Heidelberg, Saarbrücken, Mannheim, Detmold and at the University of Berkeley.
He is also a director of the research project DiMused at the Department of Computer Science Tuebingen.
He's the founder and leader of ensemble Ordo Virtutum, focused in music of the middleages.
He is often invited to give courses and lectures in medieval music at festivals and international symposiums in Europe, the USA (International Congress of Medieval Studies Kalamazoo, Early Music Festival San Diego University, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies/ UCLA) and Australia (Melbourne University).
Recently his new book Sound of heaven - Hildegard von Bingen as a composer appeared (with Marianne Richert Pfau/San Diego University).
With Benjamin Bagby/Ensemble Sequentia he directs international master classes for Medieval Music.
He is also artistic director of the festival of Medieval Music Via Mediaeval within the Kultursommer Rheinland-Pfalz.