• 1954 – 1959

    pedagogue at the Department of Musicology at the Comenius University Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava (musical palaeography)

  • 1955

    graduated in musicology at the UK Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava

  • from 1961

    pedagogue at the Academy of Musical and Performing Arts (history of music, musical sociology, 1990 – 1993 management of musical culture)

  • 1961 – 1968

    staff member at the Institute of Musicology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

  • 1968 – 1992

    director of Slovak Philharmonia

  • 1968 – 1975

    member of the Executive Committee of the UNESCO International Council on Music

  • 1969 – 1971

    editor at the Tatran publishing house and the State Music Publishing House

  • 1971 – 1975

    general secretary of the UNESCO International Council on Music

  • 1976 – 1982

    vicepresident of the UNESCO International Council on Music

  • 1980 – 1988

    member of the Prague Spring Festival committee

  • 1990 – 1992

    director of Slovkoncert

  • 1997 – 1999

    director of the Section on Method, Research of Musical Culture and Documentary Activity at the National Music Centre

  • 1997

    vicepresident of the London-based Dvořák Society

In his research he has focused on the history of Slovak music, musical sociology, and musical culture. He has engaged in reflection on Slovak musical composition, Slovak musicology, Slovak musical institutions and the social function of Slovak musical culture.

He is the author of articles, studies, works on the older history of Slovak and Slavic music, musical sociology, co-author of Dejiny slovenskej hudby (A History of Slovak Music, 1957), translation of professional literature on music.

Ladislav Mokrý has actively intervened in the development of musical and concert life in Slovakia. He was present at the birth of the international festival Bratislava Musical Festival, where for many years he was vice-president and later president of the festival committee; he has held several functions in musical societies, institutions, colleges and councils. During the period of the Iron Curtain he helped in the development of international relationships and artistic exchange.