1982 – 1986
UK Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava (musicology), thesis on Jazz Music in Television
1990 – 1993
postgraduate student at the Department of Musicology at the UK Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava (1994 degree of CSc., dissertation: Comparative Analysis Between the Genres of Modern Popular Music and Jazz)
teacher at the Department of Musicology at the UK Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava (musical sociology, history of jazz, rock and popular music, musical criticism and management of music)
organiser of University Workshop (discussion among young musicologists on modern popular music and jazz) in collaboration with the SAV Institute of Musicology
1997 – 1999
research scholar at the SAV Institute of Musicology
title of associate professor, second doctorate work Chapters on Jazz and Rock (2003)
2008 – 2010
member of the international research team Jazz in the Eastern Bloc at the Freie Universität in Berlin
title of professor at the Department of Musicology at the UK Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava
In her research she has focused on the areas of Slovak jazz, rock, gospel music, modern popular music and world music.
She is author of the following books: Conversations with Ilja (1996), Dictionary of Slovak Jazz (1999), The Book of Slovak Jazz (2000), Gospel Music in Slovakia (2009), The Postmodern in Music. Minimal, rock, pop, jazz (2010), Towards a History of Jazz (2010), Towards a History of Rock (2010).
Her publicistic and organisational activity includes working as editor of the journals Rytmus in the Obzor publishing house and Slovak Music in the Slovak Musical Fund (from 1986); later she was manager of the concert cycle Mondays at Klarisky in Bratislava and manager of the press secretariat of the Bratislava Jazz Days Festival (1990-2002). She has conducted press confeerences with individuals and groups, including Joe Zawinul, Jean Luc Ponty, Michel Petrucciani, Take Six, Betty Carter and others. She has performed the functions of vice-president of the Slovak Jazz Society (1995-1999) and member of the Council of the Slovak Jazz Society (from 2000).
During the years 1984-2000 she regularly contributed to the cultural sections of newspapers and to musical journals. Later she was a contributor to the scholarly collections Musicologica Istropolitana and Musicologica Slovaca. Currently she contributes articles to the internet magazine skjazz.sk.