Salzburg Faculty and Staff

Katherine Baber - Director

Katherine Baber earned her Bachelor of Music and a Ph.D. in musicology from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. She has been Associate Professor of Music History at the University of Redlands (2009-2019) and she currently serves as Alice Mozley Salzburg Director and CAS Associate Dean. Her book, Leonard Bernstein and the Language of Jazz, was recently published with University of Illinois Press (2019) and her work on Leonard Bernstein as an international musical and political figure can also be found in German and English language publications. Forthcoming publications include “Listening for ‘Radical Chic’ in Bernstein’s Mass” in the collection Leonard Bernstein and Washington D.C. (University of Rochester Press) and “Forgotten Modernisms: The American Symphony from 1950 to 1970” in The Symphonic Repertoire (Indiana University Press). In 2013 she was the inaugural

Fulbright-Botstiber Visiting Professor of Austria-America Studies at the University of Vienna and the University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. She also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Austrian-American History.


Katharina Fehrer (German)

Katarina.jpgBorn in 1984 in Hallein, Austria, Katharina holds a master‘s degree in German Language and Literature from the University of Salzburg and a bachelor‘s degree in Elementary Music and Dance Education from the Mozarteum University. She has worked as a German language instructor at the Sprachenzentrum and as a private tutor for diverse age groups and levels. Katharina also teaches various music and dance courses and she is interested in the role of music and movement in the language classroom. For the University of Redlands Salzburg Program, Katharina teaches introductory German, various upper level and continuing courses, and has served as Assistant Director (2015-2019).


Wolfgang Schmutz (Culture & History)

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Born in Linz, Upper Austria, in 1977, Wolfgang has a master’s degree in German language and literature. After several engagements at art, theatre and film festivals he worked as a cultural journalist. From 2009 to 2015 he was active as local researcher and production assistant for films and documentaries related to the Holocaust. In 2009 he also started to be a guide at Hartheim Castle - Place of Learning and Remembrance. From 2011 to 2014 he has been a member of the educational team of Mauthausen Memorial, heading the department in the last year. He has been a faculty member of the Salzburg Semester since 2015 and continues working as a consultant, curator and educator in the field of Holocaust education. He is taking part in the German project „History in Dialogue,“ focusing on a visitor-centered approach at memorial sites. He is heading the core team of „Next door to Hartheim,” a project developing models on how to address the Nazi killing site’s ties to its civic surroundings. In spring 2019 he started as a consultant for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, co-developing education for its German travel exhibition „Einige waren Nachbarn/Some were Neighbors.”


Betty Trobisch (Music)

Having grown up in Hemet, California and earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Redlands (1977), Betty traveled to Salzburg, where she earned her Austrian teaching credential and a master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy from the Mozarteum University. She has been a faculty member of the Salzburg program since 1989 and helps coordinate activities for music students while they study abroad in Austria. She also teaches private piano lessons, performs as a collaborative pianist, and works as a translator and English language coach. Her interests include literature, writing, poetry, art, architecture, hiking, running, sustainable tourism, health and nutrition, gardening—as she says, “just about every form of nature and culture.”


Elisabeth Hintner (Art History)