Dr Jan-Peter Herbst
Musicologist

Service to Academia

  ⇓ Editorial and Referee Duties

  ⇓ Advisory Bodies

  ⇓ Examining of Postgraduate Theses

  ⇓ External Examiner Roles

  ⇓ Projects

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the International branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) as Online Finance Manager − (from 2021)
  • International Association for the Study of Progressive Rock Music (Progect Network) − (from 2021)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the UK & I branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) as Treasurer − (from 2018)
  • Full member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) − (from 2018)
  • Member of Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA) − (from 2018)
  • International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS) − (from 2016)
  • Network for the Inclusion of Music in Music Studies (NIMiMS) − (from 2016)
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) − (from 2016)
  • Association for the Study of the Art of Record Production (ASARP) − (from 2014)
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM international, UK & Germany) − (from 2013)
  • German Society for Popular Music Studies (GfPM) − (from 2011)
  • German Society for Music Psychology (DGM) − (2011−2020)

Editorial and Referee Duties

  • Editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Electric Guitar. Cambridge University Press − (contracted/forthcoming, 2024)
  • Editor of The Cambridge Companion to Metal Music. Cambridge University Press − (contracted/forthcoming, 2023)
  • Special issue editor: ‘Exploring Audio and Music Technology in Education: Pedagogical, Research, and Sociocultural Perspectives’. Journal of Music, Technology and Education − (forthcoming, 2022)
  • Reviewer for the special issue ‘The Sound of Germany: How Political is German Pop Music?’ of Textpraxis − (2021)
  • Special issue editor: ‘Metal Music Studies at the Intersection of Theory and Practice’. Metal Music Studies, 7(3) − (2021)
  • Special issue editor: ‘Crises at Work: Potentials for Change?’. IASPM Journal, 11(1) − (2021)
  • Reviewer for Rock Music Studies − (from 2021)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the German Society for Popular Music (GfPM), which publishes two book series (Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung, texte zur populären musik) and the online journal Samples − (from 2020)
  • Appointed member of the Editorial Board of IASPM Journal − (2019−2023)
  • Reviewer for the special issue ‘Sport and Music’ of Sport in Society − (2019−2020)
  • Reviewer for Routledge’s book series ‘Perspectives on Music Production’ and the ‘Ashgate Popular & Folk Music’ series − (from 2019)
  • Treasurer of IASPM UK & I − (from 2018)
  • Appointed member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Metal Music Studies journal − (2017−2021)
  • Reviewer for conferences of the Association for the Art of Record Production − (2016, 2018), and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music − (2018)
  • Special issue editor: “Music and Arts”. Musik & Unterricht, 126 − (2016−2017)
  • Reviewer for the Journal on the Art of Record Production − (from 2016)
  • Reviewer for the Journal Psychology of Music − (from 2016)
  • Reviewer for the Journal Metal Music Studies − (from 2017)
  • Reviewer for IASPM Journal − (from 2014)

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Advisory Bodies

  • Advisory board member of the DFG (German Research Foundation) funded project ‘Artistic Music Research: Potentiale und Perspektiven für die künstlerische und wissenschaftliche Musikforschung im deutschsprachigen Raum’ [Artistic Music Research: Potentials and Perspectives for Artistic and Scientific Music Research in German-speaking Countries], led by Dr Wolf-Georg Zaddach (Germany) − (2021−2025)
  • Juror in chief of the ‘Battle of the Band’ contest organised by Huddersfield Student Union − (2021)
  • Member of the advisory board of the Centre for Aesthetics, Bielefeld University − (2015−2017)
  • Member of the advisory board of the annual music festival ‘Night of Silence’, Bielefeld University − (2015−2017)
  • Jury member of the SPH band contest, Bielefeld and Paderborn − (2014−2015)

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Examining of Postgraduate Theses

  • PhD: 4 (1 Leeds Beckett University, 1 Kent University, 1 Salford University, 1 University of West London)
  • MA: 21 (16 Huddersfield University, 4 Bielefeld University, 1 Paderborn University)

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External Examiner Roles

  • Leeds Beckett University (2019−2023): BA (Hons) Music Performance and Production
  • University of West London (2019−2023): BMus (Hons) Performance and Recording, BA (Hons) Music Technology Specialist, BA (Hons) Music Technology – Audio Post Production, BA (Hons) Electronic Music Production, BA (Hons) Music Recording and Production, BA (Hons) Live Sound Production, BA (Hons) Music Mixing and Mastering
  • Deutsche Pop (2019−2023): BA (Hons) Music Technology Specialist
  • Cardiff and Vale College (2020−2023): Electronic Music Production

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Projects

  • Lead organiser of the symposium “Afro-Futurism. Arena Rap. The Self-Producer. A Popular Music Studies Research Day” at the University of Huddersfield, 25 May 2021 ⇒ link to symposium website
  • Co-organiser of the Eleventh Biennial International Conference on Music Since 1900, University of Huddersfield, 8−10 September 2019 ⇒ link to conference website
  • Member of the core organising committee of the "Crosstown Traffic" conference at the University of Huddersfield, 3−5 September 2018 ⇒ link to conference website
  • Organising of the summer school "Music Education" at Bielefeld University, 12−16 September 2016
  • Organising of an advanced training for music teachers at Bielefeld University, 15 April 2016
  • Music festivals with seminar bands of Paderborn University (2012−2013)
  • Coaching of amateur bands at Vocational Colleges in the years (2012−2014)
  • Grants of the federal state NRW for an educational music project on history of popular music in 2013

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