Markus Neuwirth is Professor of Music Analysis at the Anton Bruckner University Linz (since 2020). Previously he held postdoctoral positions at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab (DCML) of the EPFL (2017–2021) and the University of Leuven, where he obtained his PhD in musicology in 2013.

His research on digital corpus analysis and sonata-form theory has been funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2018–2020) and the Research Foundation Flanders (2008–2012 and 2013–2016), respectively. At EPFL, Neuwirth also co-conducted the CROSS-funded one-year project “Models of Musician Mobility and Migrating Musical Patterns” (2020–2022), together with Prof. Michael Piotrowski from UNIL.

Neuwirth is editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Music Theory and Analysis, as well as one of the main editors of the GMTH Proceedings. In addition, he co-edited (with Pieter Bergé) the volume What is a Cadence? Theoretical and Analytical Perspectives on Cadences in the Classical Repertoire (Leuven University Press, 2015), which received the Outstanding Multi-Author Collection Award 2018 from the Society for Music Theory (SMT). In 2019, Neuwirth co-authored the textbook Formenlehre with Felix Diergarten.