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Croatia - Blaženka Bačlija SušićBlaženka Bačlija Sušić

Blaženka Bačlija Sušić, PhD is an assistant professor for music education at Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb. She graduated piano at Academy of Music, University of Zagreb. After graduation she studied chamber music at the Hochschule für Musik und dartstellende Kunst in Graz. She received her PhD in music pedagogy at the Department for Music Pedagogy at the Academy of music in Ljubljana (Slovenia) in 2012. Her previous work involves teaching piano at Music High School – Elly Bašić in Zagreb and at the Institute for Church Music of the Catholic Faculty of Theology of the University of Zagreb. From 2013, she is an external associate professor for Psychology of Music at Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb.

She participated in many international scientific conferences at home and abroad and she is the author of numerous scientific papers published in various journals, proceedings, and scientific monographs.

The basic fields of her research interest are focused on music education, music creativity, music competencies, music giftedness and psychology of music. Since 2018 she has been involved in the project „Giftedness in the artistic field – analysis of the situation among primary school pupils in terms of artistic and musical giftedness˝.

She is a member of the Society for the promotion of the original Croatian Music-Pedagogical Concept of Functional Music Pedagogy. From June 2020 she is the National Coordinator for Croatia for the European Association for Music in Schools (EAS). She took over this function from her colleague Sabina Vidulin, who was the NC coordinator for during 10 years.