Barbara Dietlinger

Barbara Dietlinger
M.A., Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Music), M.A., Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Slavic Philology)


Barbara Dietlinger received her PhD in Music from the University of Chicago in 2021, where she defended her dissertation “Music and Commemoration in Early Modern Europe: Visual and Sonic Intersections of Remembrance.” Her primary research focuses on the interplay of music, visual art, and print culture in memory formation in Saxony, Bohemia, and the Low Countries. Her article “The Composer’s Influence on the Renarration of History: Heinrich Schütz’s Nun danket alle Gott, SWV 418,” was published in the 2019 issue of the Schütz-Jahrbuch. Additionally, she writes on opera and media, particularly television opera. Her current research project investigates the unlikely collaboration of West German and Czechoslovakian TV channels in producing TV operas and oratorios. She is also interested in digital humanities, quantitative historical research, and programming (Graduate Certificate in Digital Studies, 2021). 

Teaching Experience

MUSI 10100: Introduction to Western Art Music (Instructor, Winter 2022, Fall 2018, Fall 2017; Course Assistant, Spring 2017)
MUSI 22721: Music in War, Conflict, and Peace (Instructor, Winter 2022)
MUSI 27100: Topics in the History of Western Music I (Instructor, Fall 2021; Course Assistant, Fall 2018)
MUSI 12100: Music in Western Civilization 1 (Course Assistant, Winter 2018)
MUSI 12200: Music in Western Civilization 2 (Course Assistant, Spring 2018)
MUSI 27100: Topics in the History of Western Music I (Course Assistant, Fall 2018)

Summer 2020  College Teaching Certificate, Chicago Center for Teaching