• 1980 – 1984

    UK Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava (musicology), 1984-1985 departmental assistant at the Department of Musical Education at the Pedagogical Faculty in Nitra.

  • 1986 – 1988

    staff scholar at the Method-Research Cabinet of Czechoslovak Radio in Bratislava

  • from 1994

    staff member, since 2002 staff scholar at the SAV Cabinet of Theatre and Film

  • 1996 – 1997

    head of the concert department of the art agency Slovkoncert

  • 1997 – 2011

    staff expert at the National Theatrical Centre (afterwards the Theatrical Institute)

  • 2001

    degree of PhD. at the SAV Cabinet of Theatre and Film and VŠMU, dissertation Exoticism in Opera

  • 2003

    title of dozent at the VŠMU Music and Dance Faculty, second doctorate work: On the Question of the Reception of Janáček’s Operas in Slovakia; second doctorate lecture: The Aesthetic Analysis of Opera and its Possibilities; 2005 guest dozent, 2005-2006 regular dozent, from 2006 professor emeritus

In the field of research he has focused on the history and theory of the aesthetics of opera, musical theatre, Czech opera and Slovak opera.

He has been a member of the following scholarly organisations: Slovak Musical Union, Slovak Musicological Association, International Johan Strauss Society, International Leoš Janáček Society, Slovak Teatrological Society, International Association of Theatre Critics (AICT), Czech Society for Musicology.

He has engaged in publicistic activity, working as editor of the journal Hudobný život (1985-1986), and as editor (1988-1996) and from 1991 principal secretary of the journal Literárny týždenník.

He has worked as an external pedagogue at the Department of Musical Theory at the Musical and Dance Faculty of VŠMU (1986-1991, 1999-2003) and at the Department of Musicology at the UK Philosophical Faculty in Bratislava (1987-1989, 1997), where he taught the aesthetics of music, and the Bratislava Conservatory (1997-2006).