• 1921 – 1925

    grammar school in Banská Bystrica

  • 1925 – 1929

    Teachers' Institute in Banská Bystrica

  • since 1929

    teacher in Medzibrod

  • 1930 – 1939

    teacher in Ivánka pri Dunaji

  • 1932 – 1937

    concurrently studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (composing – Alexander Moyzes, conducting – J. Vincourek)

  • 1938

    started studying composing at the Master School of the Prague Conservatory with Vítězslav Novák, outbreak of war made him discontinue the course

  • 1939 – 1950

    various positions in the music department of the Bratislava Radio: officer of the Music and education dept., librarian, editor, since 1945 head of the Reproduced music dept., from 1947 head of music broadcasting for Slovakia and 1948 – 1950 deputy programme director of the Czechoslovak Radio

  • 1939 – 1945

    conductor of Bratislava Teachers´ Choir, choirmaster of the Academic Vocal Ensemble, head of the “Mlaď" (Youth) choir, active in music criticism

  • 1950 – 1954

    composition teacher and director of the Conservatory in Bratislava

  • 1954 – 1962

    deputy director of the Radio and chief editor of music broadcasting

  • 1955 – 1957

    creative secretary of the Slovak Composers Union

  • since 1955

    member of editorial board of the Slovak Fiction Publishing House

  • since 1956

    member of the UNESCO cooperation committee (until 1958), member of the committee for Klement Gottwald State awards, board member of the Czechoslovak Society for International Relations, board member of the Prague Spring etc..

  • 1962

    first secretary of the Slovak Composers Union

  • 1962 – 1972

    teacher of composition at the Conservatory in Bratislava

  • 1972 – 1982

    lectured on harmony and composing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

  • 1977 – 1982

    president of the Czechoslovak Union of Composers and Concert Artists

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