Franziska Brunner is a dual-national Swiss-American who grew up with one foot in Europe and the other in North America. She received her BM in clarinet performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and her MM in clarinet performance from the University of Georgia. Franziska is currently completing a PhD in musicology at the University of Georgia. Her dissertation addressing issues of vocal timbre in Arnold Schönberg’s Sprechmelodien has received generous support from Fulbright Austria, the Austrian Academic Exchange (OeAD) program, and both the Willson Center for Arts and Humanities and the Graduate School at the University of Georgia. Her research interests include music of fin-de-siècle Vienna, German lieder, music and language pedagogy, issues of embodiment, extended vocal techniques, and German literature.
Prior to taking on the position of scholar program officer at Fulbright Austria, Franziska worked at the Arnold Schönberg Center as a research assistant and subsequently in press and communications. While at the University of Georgia, Franziska taught courses in German language, American popular music, the history of American rock, and the history and analysis of jazz.