BiographyAside from lecturing, Aleksandra also supervises Master and PhD students. With her colleagues, she has conducted and published a number of studies concerning music and young children. Influenced by the programs of Reggio Emilia she wants to see music as an integral part of mainstream curriculum and treated as one of the languages of childhood. She is a Councillor of Music Council Australia where she represents Early Childhood Music Education.
Aleksandra is an artistic director and voice of a music ensemble ‘Anja & Zlatna’. This ensemble preserves the beauty of traditional melodies from the Balkans and beyond, enhancing them with the structural architecture of baroque. She also sings with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and as part of her research has conducted a children’s choir.
Aleksandra comes from Serbia (Belgrade) where she played European handball for many years; nowadays, she enjoys playing tennis.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Music, Early Childhood Education.