Adjunct Faculty

Lap-kwan Kam


Associate Professor


Associate Professor, Institute of Music, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

DPhil, MPhil in Musicology, University of Vienna; MA in Music Theory, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Research interests: Comparative music historiography (Austria, Taiwan, and Canada); Mahler and Viennese modernism; film sound and music

Courses taught: Journeymen’s Song and Music by Schubert and Mahler;  Mahler and Viennese Modernism; Love and Death in European Music


Personal Introduction

Kam Lap-Kwan is Associate Professor at the Institute of Music, National Chiao Tung University and, as adjunct faculty, at the Institute of Musicology, National Taiwan University. He studied composition and music theory at the Hochschule für Musik (MA) and musicology at the University (MPhil, PhD) in Vienna, with several scholarships from Alban Berg Stiftung and the Austrian government. He was Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong in 2010 and Visiting Scholar at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 2011. A cofounder of Taiwan Musicology Forum in 2005 and the program chair of the Biennial Conference of the Regional Association for East Asia, International Musicological Society in 2013, he has also served on the international advisory board of the Journal of the Royal Music Association 2014-2019 and the editorial board of Formosan Journal of Music Research since 2017. His current research concerns comparative music historiography in Austria, Taiwan, and Canada, Mahler and Viennese critical modernism, as well as sound and music in film. Recent publications: “Between Musicology and Mythology at the Stunde Null: Austria’s 950th ‘Birthday’ and the 50th Anniversary of Bruckner’s Death,” in Dreams of Germany: Musical Imaginaries from the Concert Hall to the Dance Floor (New York: Berghahn, 2019) and “Traditional Music, Alternative Modernity, and Internal Colonialism: Reassessing the Campaigns and for National Music and Folk Songs in Postwar Taiwan,” in Decentering Musical Modernity: Perspectives on East Asian and European Music History (Bielefeld: Transcript, 2019).