Dr. Heiner Gembris has been chair of the Institute for Research
on Musical Abilities (IBFM)
since April 2001.
At IBFM, different research
projects are carried out in order to establish the research
on musical abilities as an artistic, educational and
psychological topic and to present it in public. IBFM's projects
focus especially on the lifespan perspective, a wholistic
concept and aim to link the promotion of excellence and general
IBFM was founded in 1992 by Prof. Dr. Hans GŁnther Bastian.
Since 1997, it has been a research institution of the University
of Paderborn in cooperation with the Musikhochschule