Dr. Taren Ackermann

Research Focus

  • Music and Identity
  • Music Therapy
  • Aesthetics in Music Therapy
  • Perception of Music
  • Musical Taste
  • Musical likes and dislikes

 

Vita

Academic Education

05/2019Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kassel, Germany
09/2014Master of Arts, Clinical Music Therapy, University of Münster, Germany
07/2012Bachelor of Arts, Musicology and Education, University of Kiel, Germany

Professional Experience

Since 2016Research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Music Department, Frankfurt/M.
2011-2012Project collaborator at the Department for Culture and Qualification, City of Kiel, Germany
2009-2012Tutor for music theory at the Institute of Musicology, University of Kiel

Publications

Ackermann, T.-I. (2019). „Disliked Music“ – Merkmale, Gründe und Funktionen abgelehnter Musik. Kassel University Press, Kassel. DOI: http://dx.medra.org/10.19211/KUP9783737650885

Ackermann, T., Fiedler, D. & Schaal, N. (2017). 14th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) 05.-09. Juli 2016; San Francisco (USA). Musikpsychologie, 27, 234–238.

Ackermann, T. (2014). Die Bedeutung des Musikhörens bei der Identitätskonstruktion im Jugendalter. Masterarbeit für den Master of Arts, Master Thesis, Westfälische-Wilhems-Universität Münster, Münster. Verfügbar unter https://www.uni-muenster.de/Musiktherapie/Literaturdienst/bestellservice.html.

Conference Proceedings

Ackermann, T. (2016). Disliked Music: The other side of musical taste. 14th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco.

Ackermann, T. (2016). "I don't like that!" - Why and what for we dislike music. International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology SysMus16, Jyväskylä.

Ackermann, T. (2016). Musikgeschmack und Identität in der Adoleszenz. Ich - Du - Wir. Regionaltreffen der Deutschen Musiktherapeutischen Gesellschaft, Köln.

Ackermann, T. (2015). Disliked music and self-concept: a revealing connection?. International Workshop on Quantitative and Qualitative Music Therapy Research, Barcelona.

Ackermann, T. (2014). Die Bedeutung abgelehnter Musik im Jugendalter. Klang und Identität. Interdisziplinäre Stipendiatentagung der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Naumburg a. d. Saale.

Awards & Grants

Scholarships

2010-2014Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation

Projects

  • Disliked Music

    In Western cultures, musical taste, understood as a particular attitude towards music, is an important aspect of one’s self-concept and self-perception. As an affective and expressive medium, music not only  serves to satisfy emotional and ...