married to Hendrikje Enders, two daughters, Saskia Maria and
Leonie Henrika; majored at the Siegerland college of the
Pädagogische Hochschule Westfalen-Lippe and at the
Musikhochschule in Cologne in several subjects. Obtained PhD in
musicology, philosophy and pedagogy at Cologne University in
1980. Worked in school administration as Studienrat. Engagement
as lecturer (ARat, AOR, PD, Apl. Prof.) at Osnabrueck University
in the Department of Music and Musicology since 1981.
Post-doctoral habilitation obtained in 1986. Professorship at
the Department of Musicology at Cologne University from 1992 to
1994, specializing in 20th-century music; chair in Systematic
Musicology at Osnabrueck
University with focus on music electronics and musical
computer science since 1994.
Numerous publications (e.g.Lexikon Musikelektronik, Mainz
1985, 1987, Leipzig 1988, Mainz 1997; Computerkolleg Musik -
Gehörbildung , Mathematische Musik - musikalische
Mathematik, Saarbrücken 2005), national and international
lectures as well as radio and TV features addressing the
pedagogical and scientific implications of new technologies in
music. Director of the CAMI
project, including the development and publication of the
educational software system Computerkolleg Musik
scientific advisor to the Lower Saxony Ministry of Culture and
Education project “New Technologies and Education,” initiator
and program director of the Osnabrueck bienniale KlangArt
and coordinator of the KlangArt
congresses "New technologies in music" from 1991-2001,
including the publication of the KlangArt congress
papers. Initiator and executive director of the "Dept.
of Music and media technologies" since 1997. Member
of the federal committee “Music and New Media,” an institution
of the German Music Council (Deutscher Musikrat), since 1997.
Dean of the School for Educational and Cultural Studies at
Osnabrueck University from 1999-2001. Member of several
committees and boards, expert for the Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft, the VW foundation, for science and
research ministries and other institutions, moreover member of
promotion and habilitation panels. Founder and publisher of epOs-Music
(Electronic Publishing Osnabrueck). 2012-2014 Director of the
Institute of Musicology and Music Pedagogy at Osnabrueck
University. Since 2015 in retirement.
The commemorative publication was
published on retirement::
Bense, Arne, / Gieseking, Martin / Müßgens, Bernhard (Hrsg.), Musik
im Spektrum technologischer Entwicklungen und Neuer Medien.
Festschrift für Bernd Enders, epOs-Music, Osnabrück, 2015