• 1971

    certificate of completion at Žilina Conservatory (accordion performance)

  • 1973 – 1977

    University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar (DE, accordion performance)

  • 1987 – 1992

    doctoral studies in the field of Theory and History of Music at Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (DE)

  • 1988 – 1991

    the head of State Philharmonic Košice

  • 1992 – 2009

    represented the countries of Central and Eastern Europe in the Praesidium of the European Association for Music in Schools (EAS), she is a national coordinator of EAS for Slovakia

  • 1994 – 1997

    Head of the Department of Music Education at the Faculty of Education of former University of P. J. Šafárik in Prešov and Vice-Dean for International Relations

  • since 1997

    Head of Department of Music Education at the Faculty of Humanities and Natural Sciences at the newly established University of Prešov in Prešov, since 2007 Department of Music

  • 2000

    awarded the title Associate Professor, habilitated at Music and Dance Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

  • 2011

    awarded the title Full Professor, inaugurated at the University of Ostrava in the field of Music Theory and Pedagogy

Her scientific research and publishing activities focus on musical pedagogy, comparative music pedagogy, music aesthetics and music sociology.

She is a member of the International Society for Integrative Music Pedagogy, board member of the European Association for Music in Schools (EAS), member of the international editorial board of magazine Music Education (2008) as well as the editorial boards of Polish scientific and professional journals.

She studied abroad, particularly in German-speaking countries and realized more than 120 lectures at congresses of EAS and at universities and colleges in 16 European countries (Austria, Germany, France, Slovenia, Belgium, Sweden, Czech Republic).

For her work and activities in favor of the development of music education she has received numerous awards at university, regional and nationwide level, she is the recipient of the Honorary Medal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic for the development of cooperation between universities in the project “Bridge to Cooperation” (2000). Her most significant works are monographs Kinderchormusik aus dem Schaffen slowakischer Komponisten nach 1945 (1993) and Systematika hudobnej pedagogiky (Systematics of Music Education, 2010).

For her teaching, publishing, international and managerial activities her curriculum vitae was included in the personnel of the European Lexicon of Musical Pedagogy (Neues Lexicon der Musikpädagogik, Gustav Bosse Verlag Kassel 2001).

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