A flutist and musicologist, is full Professor of Musicology at the пїЅHochschule fuer Musik und Theater пїЅFelix Mendelssohn BartholdyпїЅ Leipzig since 1993. She studied with Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht (University of Freiburg) and Ludwig Finscher (University of Heidelberg), and did her PhD. in 1991. Working on American music, with a special focus on the generation of George W. Chadwick, she is active as researcher, editor and author. She was in charge of the entries on American composers of the 19th century for the second edition of MGG (Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart). Besides that she wrote articles for the HandwoerпїЅterbuch der musikalischen Terminologie, and published in Archiv fuer Musikwissenschaft, Die Musikforschung, Musical Quarterly, Zibaldone, and the Yearbook of the American Music Research Centre, Boulder/Colorado. She is the editor of ChadwickпїЅs five string quartets (A-R editions) and of the first publishing of his only opera The Padrone (MUSA).