Stay tuned for my first ‚real‘ book project! Momentan arbeite ich an meinem ersten Buchprojekt für einen wissenschaftlichen Verlag in London. Es wird sich um die 20er und 30er Jahre drehen, es wird Jazz und Oper geben. Viel mehr will ich noch nicht verraten…


  • PhD Thesis/ Doktorarbeit Berlin, Harlem, Vienna: Conflicting Ideas of ‚Heimat‘ in Alexander Zemlinsky’s Late Songs, 1929–1938. Awarded in February 2020.

Mirjam Frank PhD

  • December 2019: ‚The marketing of backstories: approaches to the legacies of music composed in fraught circumstances‘, in The Routledge Handbook to Music under German Occupation, 1933-45.

  • 23-24 February 2017: Paper presentation ‚Musical Bureaucracy in the Ständestaat and the Rise of Fascism in Austria‘. Conference: ‚Bureaucracy in Central Europe‘, hosted and funded by NYU Prague, CZ.

  • January 2017: visiting performer and scholar at NYU Prague, CZ.

  • 8 October 2016: ‚What’s a backstory anyway?‘. Lecture Recital ​at the Symposium ‚How should we perform the troubled past?‘ organized by the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices at the Colburn School, Los Angeles. A video of my talk can be found here.

  • Programme article (co-authored) for a Glyndebourne production of Leoš Janáček’s opera The Cunning Little Vixen. Title: ‚Leoš, Kamila and the elusive Vixen‘ (2016).

  • December 2015: ‘The Lullaby of Ilse Weber: Terezín as a Mirror Image’. Journal: Musicologica Olomucensia, XXII, 25-38. Publisher: Palacký University Olomouc, Křížkovského 8, 771 47 Olomouc, Czech Republic. The issue is accessible via the publisher’s website.

  • 18 September 2015: Paper presentation ‘The memory of Terezín: A mirror image?’. Conference: ‘Sounding Czech’, Prague. Funding through NYU Prague.

  • 30 March 2015: Paper presentation ‘Wiegala: The Lullaby of Terezìn’. Conference: ‘Music under German Occupation 1938-1945’, University of Manchester. Travel grants from the NYU Music Department, GSAS (NYU) and SSC Conference Funding (NYU).