Katelijne Schiltz studied musicology at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and Early Vocal Music at the Brabants Conservatory in Tilburg (Netherlands). In 2001 she obtained her doctorate in Leuven with a thesis on the motets of Adrian Willaert (published in print in 2003). After postdoctoral mandates in Leuven (Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen, 2001-2007) and at LMU Munich (LMU-excellent-Ideenfonds, 2008-2010), she habilitated in 2012 with a study on "Music and Riddle Culture in the Renaissance", published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. For this work she received the Roland H. Bainton Prize of the Sixteenth-Century Society in 2016. After lectureships in Munich and Augsburg and a deputy professorship at the University of Münster, she was appointed professor at the Institute of Musicology at the University of Regensburg in 2013/14.