Dr. Katrin Stöck studied musicology as well as theatre studies and German literature at the universities of Halle-Wittenberg and Leipzig. She worked as a research assistant at the musicological institutes of the Universities of Halle-Wittenberg and Leipzig and conducted a research project on Portuguese music theatre at the musicological research institute CESEM of the Universidade Nova in Lisbon in 2013–15, where she was a member of the research group “Teoria critica e comunicacao” up to 2020. From 2015 to 2018 she was a research assistant to the Rectorate’s representative for the Reformation Anniversary 2017 at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, where she was mainly active as a congress organizer and lecturer. Her dissertation “Musiktheater in der DDR” was published in 2013 in the KlangZeiten series of the Böhlau publishing house. Scenic chamber music and chamber opera of the 1970s and 1980s. Together with Paulo Ferreira de Castro and Gilbert Stöck, she edited “Estes sons, esta linguagem”, Essays on Music, Meaning and Society in Honour of Mário Vieira de Carvalho, Leipzig 2015, and since 1998 she has also been a member of the editorial board of the revised new edition of the Riemann-Musiklexikon, ed. by Wolfgang Ruf, Mainz 2012. Her research and work focuses on Music theatre of the 20th century, music history of Portugal, music theatre studies, music history and cultural policy of the GDR, Czech music history as well as applied musicology: music theatre and concert dramaturgy. Beginning with the 2019/20 season, she has been working as a concert and music theatre dramaturg with the Theater Nordhausen / Loh-Orchester Sondershausen GmbH.