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Prof. Dr. Susanne Keuchel

Academic Director

PhD in musicology and former managing director of the Zentrum für Kulturforschung (ZfKf) (Centre for cultural research). She has been director of the Academy of Arts Education since December 2013. She is also an honorary professor at the Institut für Kulturpolitik (Institute for Cultural Policy) at Hildesheim University and lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (School of Music and Theatre) in Hamburg.


Thilo Schneider

Managing Director

Economist. He has been in different management positions of a medium-sized family undertaking and a trading company for several years. He is also a lecturer for business administration and head of an institute for further vocational training. He has been managing director of the Academy of Arts Education since April 2013.


Torsten Schäfer

Press officer, PR manager

Studied cultural studies, English and German language and literature in Bremen as well as film and media in London. He has been editor-in-chief of a music magazine for many years and done free-lance work for music labels and daily newspapers and journals. Food blogger. He has been press secretary of the Academy of Arts Education since May 2015.


Manuela Rabenschlag

Assistant to the Manager