Prof. Dr. 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
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 conferences, received several
research prizes and and was successful in attracting
Since September 2017 he is
board member of the German Association for Music
Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine.