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 KSI.
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 hospitals.
The knowledge gained will feed into the
Recent projects: Research
in Musicians’ Medicine at the BCMM.