MA Maja Radivojević



Maja Radivojević (1990, Požarevac) completed her undergraduate and masters academic studies at the Department for Ethnomusicology, Faculty of Music in Belgrade, where she is currently a doctoral student. At the aforementioned Department, she was engaged as a teaching assistant for six years within the course Analysis of Serbian Vocal Forms. Senate of the University of Arts in Belgrade approved the topic of her doctoral thesis entitled (Re)construction of ethnic identity of Vlachs through music (on the example of vocal and vocal-instrumental practices of the Ungurians from the areas of Mlava, Zvižd and Homolje), which is in preparation (mentor: associate professor Dr. Sanja Radinović). She is employed at the Institute of Musicology SASA in Belgrade as a research associate, and her field of interest includes music of minorities, relationship between music and identity, cultural policy and music, and applied ethnomusicology. She gained ÖeAD Austrian scholarship for further studies in Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien; mentor: Prof. Dr. Ursula Hemetek). Results of this project entitled Music Practice and Contesting Vlach Identity in Diaspora in Vienna were presented at the Music and Minorities Research Center in Vienna. Her attention is particularly drown on field research of the music practice of Serbian and Vlach population of Eastern Serbia. She participates in domestic and international conferences where she presents the results of her research, which are published in magazines and collections of papers of national and international importance. She is the author of the monograph Milija Radivojević Baja: the emerging tradition, also co-author of two monographic materials Music and Dance Folklore Heritage in the Region of Stig and Požarevačka Morava: Music and Dance Folklore Heritage and co-editor of the international collection of papers Shaping the Present Through the Future: Musicology, Ethnomusicology and Contemporaneity. She participated in several, and managed a few projects aimed at research, preservation and presentation of elements of Serbiaʼs intangible cultural heritage. She is also engaged in the field of applied ethnomusicology: she is active interpreter of traditional folk songs and involved in teaching young singers through workshops and seminars, both in the country and abroad, and she also participated in the recording of the audio disc Adorn yourself Lazar (FMU, 2017). She collaborated with the editorial offices of Etnoumlje magazine and the Second Program of Radio Belgrade. For four years, she was the co-editor of the Forum of the Institute of Musicology SASA. She is a member of the Association of Folklorists of Serbia and International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM).