med. Dipl. Mus. Alexander Schmidt, MD, MA,
is Director of the Kurt-Singer-Institute for
Music Physiology and Musicians’ Health (KSI)
at the University of the
Arts and Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin
and Head of the Berlin
Center for Musicians’ Medicine (BCMM) at the
Charité - University Medicine Berlin.
As Professor of Musicians’ Medicine (W3) he
represents the entire
field in clinic, research and teaching in
Berlin. Among other things, he
offers a special outpatient clinic for
musicians at the BCMM, leads the
prevention program for music students at the
KSI as well as a job-related
continuing education course in music
physiology and musicians’ health
certified by the University of the Arts.
Alexander Schmidt studied piano with Prof. W.
Krajnew at the Hanover University of Music,
Drama and Media Hanover and medicine at the
Hanover Medical School. Subsequently he
completed his Residency in Neurology at the
Department of Neurology and
the Institute of Neurogenetics at the
University of Luebeck. He wrote his
medical thesis at the Institute of Music
Physiology and Musicians’
Medicine in Hanover and his postdoctoral
thesis in (Experimental)
Neurology at the University of Luebeck.
His scientific interests are among
others musicians’ diseases, especially on the
focal dystonia in musicians, the
influence of music on health and development
and the effects of making
music on the brain.
He is author of numerous
scientific publications, held
invited lectures at national and international
several research prizes and and was successful
in attracting third-party funding.
Since September 2017 he is
board member of
the German Association for Music Physiology and