Verena Bons has a teaching diploma and a master’s degree in Music Education and French as well as a bachelor’s degree in oboe. After working as a secondary school teacher near Freiburg and as a lecturer at the Freiburg University of Teacher Education, she currently works as a research assistant at the Freiburg University of Music, where she teaches music education and research methods. There, she is also part of the research project „Zukunft. Land. Music.“ (Future. Country. Music.“) which investigates the transformation processes of amateur music ensembles. In her dissertation, she focuses on young amateur musicians and their everyday musical practice. She is interested in social aspects of music-making, future-oriented teacher training, innovative forms of music-making in the classroom and praxeological approaches.
Verena Bons is part of WP 5, where she supports the development of design principles for mentoring situations.