Sofija Bajrektarević, Mag. Phil.
1987–1992 Studies of Music Theory, Music Education, Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the University of Music in Sarajevo.
1997–2001 Studies of Ethnomusicology at the Art Academy in Banja Luka.
2007– PhD studies with an emphasis on ethnic minorities at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
1994–1996 Research work at the Department of Folk Music Research of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, with an emphasis on the culture of migrants in Vienna.
1996–2002 Collaboration on the project “Signs of Life of a Threatened Culture: Bosnians in Austria” (Lebenszeichen einer bedrohten Kultur: Bosnier in Österreich) at the Department of Folk Music Research of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, with an emphasis on the culture of migrants in Vienna.
2003–2005 Freelance activities
- Organization of musical events: Programs, concepts, local organisation, moderation
- Workshops for young people: integration through music and dance
- Researcher in the project “Multipart Singing in the Balkans and in the Mediterranean. About the Research of Multipart Music in Europe”: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
2005–2006 Collaboration in the project Einwanderungs- (Musik)kulturen in Wien (Immigrants’ [Musical] Cultures in Vienna) at the Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
2008–2010 Teaching and research work at the University of Banja Luka through the support of the ÖFG (Austrian Research Foundation) and MOEL (Plus-Development Programme.
- Urban Ethnomusicology
- Minorities Culture: practice of fieldwork as a pilot study: the culture of minorities in Banja Luka
-European Traditional Music
2008– Founder and Vice President of the ICD/Initiative Cultural Diversity Banja Luka / Bosnia Herzegovina
2009–2011 ICD Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Projects “Unity of Diversity 2009” and “EdV 2010” / Intercultural Communication through Applied Science and Art. Project development, concepts, organisation, implementation.
2014– Design project ‘Unique K by Sofi B’, Vienna Fabrics&Design, Vienna