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Sanja Petricic

Faculty for Media and Communication, Singidunum University, Belgrade, Serbia
Associate professor and Vice Dean for Student Affairs
Dr. Sanja Petricic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and first performed a piano concerto with orchestra at the age of eleven. She performed solo and chamber music concerts in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Maced Dr. Sanja Petricic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and first performed a piano concerto with orchestra at the age of eleven. She performed solo and chamber music concerts in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, France, Finland and the U.S. including venues such as Salle Gavot in Paris and Alice Tully Hall in New York. Dr. Petricic became the founder of the International Music Society Libera Musica and has organized projects in Serbia, Greece, Finland and the U.S. focusing on cultural exchange and educational outreach. She has participated in summer festivals at Indiana University, Cleveland Institute of Music and Oberlin International Summer Music Festival in Casalmaggiore, Italy. Dr. Petricic completed her Bachelors Degree in Music at Oberlin Conservatory of Music majoring in piano performance. After graduating from Oberlin Conservatory in 2001, she returned to Serbia where she worked at Belgrade Conservatory of Music as an accompanist for the String Department. In 2006 Dr. Petricic completed her Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano from the Juilliard School in New York. Dr. Petricic was invited to teach a seminar on professional career development for musicians at the Music Development Center in Belgrade and Oberlin International Summer Music Festival in Casalmaggiore in Italy where she worked with young musicians from Canada, the U.S., Asia and Europe. The following year Dr. Petricic gave a lecture on team leadership comparing the fields of professional arts and sports at Belgrade University, Faculty of Sports. That same year she received her PhD degree in Leadership Studies at Belgrade University of Arts with the topic of her thesis “The effects of Conductor’s leadership style on orchestra’s artistic quality”. For her qualitative research she collaborated with the Juilliard faculty and the members of the New York Philharmonic. She was invited to present her research work on transformational leadership in conducting at academic conferences in Belgium, Finland, Austria and Poland. She was also invited to lead workshops on transformational leadership and listening skills in Czech Republic and Belgium. Dr. Petricic is currently the Vice Dean for Student Affairs and has a full time teaching position at the Faculty for Media and Communication at Singidunum University in Belgrade, Serbia. Current courses that she teaches include project management in the arts, music in the media, communication and listening skills, leadership and group development, and transformational leadership in the arts.