Natalie Schäfer


Meyenburger Straße 22
19395 Ganzlin OT Wendisch Priborn

Tel.: +49162 1755310


Natalie Schäfer

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Curriculum vitae

Natalie Schäfer is a German-Czech musician, composer, arranger, film composer and teacher. She started composing at the age of 12. At the age of 16, she wrote her first arrangements. She studied classical music theory and composition at the University of Music and Theatre Rostock with Prof. Dr. Dr. Lang and Prof. Wolf as well as Mathias Steinauer at Zürich University of the Arts. She took part in masterclasses with Prof. Dr. Sackmann (Zürich University of the Arts), Prof. Dr. Petersen (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), Prof. Dr. Holtmeier (Freiburg University of Music), Prof. Dr. Sprau (Berlin University of the Arts) and Prof. Dr. Brandes (Universität Mozarteum Salzburg). She already had student teaching contracts in music theory and led music theory tutorials.

Natalie Schäfer studies composition for film and media at Malmö Academy of Music (Lund University) with Nicklas Schmidt and Daniel Fjellström. Composers like György Ligeti, Thomas Adès, Karin Rehnqvist and John Williams inspire her compositions.


2007 – 2014 Private lessons in piano and organ

2011 – 2014 Organ lessons at Rheinsberg Music Academy

2014 – 2017 Goethe-Gymnasium-Schwerin (Music High School)

  • Lessons in piano, organ, classical singing
  • Member of  Youth Chamber Choir

Since 2018 Private teacher for music theory, listening, piano and voice training

2017 – 2019 Teaching studies at the University of Music and Theatre Rostock

  • Piano lessons from Rico Gatzke
  • Classical singing lessons from Prof. Heidrun Warczak

2019 – 2022 Bachelor of Music in music theory at the University of Music and Theatre Rostock

  • Music theory classes from Prof. Dr. Dr. Benjamin Lang
  • Composition classes from Prof. Peter Manfred Wolf

November 2019 Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Kilian Sprau (Berlin University of the Arts)

January 2020 Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Ludwig Holtmeier (Freiburg University of Music)

February 2021 – June 2021 Creative Music Practices at Zürich University of the Arts

  • Composition classes from Prof. Mathias Steinauer

October 2021 Scholarship from the German National Youth Choir for an apprenticeship to become a D–educator for choir singing

November 2021

  • Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Birger Petersen (Mainz School of Music)
  • Workshop with Prof. Mathias Steinauer (Zürich University of the Arts) 

November 2021 Apprenticeship to become a D–educator in choir singing

  • German National Youth Choir (Halle an der Saale)

October 2020 – February 2022 Music theory tutor at the University of Music and Theatre Rostock

October 2021 – February 2022 Music theory teacher at the University of Music and Theatre Rostock

April 2022 Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Dominik Sackmann (Zürich University of the Arts)

November 2022 Masterclass with Prof. Dr. Juliane Brandes (Mozarteum University Salzburg)

2022 – 2024 Master of Music in film composition and media at the Malmö Academy of Music

  • Composition for Film and Media with Nicklas Schmidt
  • Composition with Daniel Fjellström and Staffan Storm

April – October 2023 Assistance for the German National Youth Choir

  • Creating educational material for the higher education levels (D3)