Christoph Khittl, (Dr. phil., Mag. phil.) is Professor of Music Education at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna since 2015. Previously he has been Professor for "Music and its Didactics" at the Heidelberg University of Education, from 2002 to 2009 Vice Rector of the same university. His research, teaching and publishing activities are focused on Music anthropology between musicology and music education; didactics of musical reception, production and improvisation; philosophy of music pedagogy; development of a theory of the "musical situation" from an educational and music didactic perspective.