Joško Ćaleta, PhD


Ethnomusicologist, music pedagogue and conductor. Graduated in music education at the Academy of Music in Split, and got his M. A. in ethnomusicology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada). Since 1997. asssistant at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research. The themes of research are mostly focused on the vocal traditions of the Dalmatian Coastal and Hinterland musical traditions. A member expert, advisory and prize-awarding juries at festivals throughout Croatia, among others at the Omis Dalmatian Klapa Festival.

Since 1979, he has been a klapa singer (klapa Trogir), and later also a conductor (klapas Trogir, Radovan, Kairos) During his stay in Canada he was the conductor of the Vancouver choir and klapa Zvonimir, the winner of the best ethnic choir award in Canada (1994., 1996.). He continued his work with the klapas after his return to Croatia as a musical associate and producer to klapas from Zagreb (Jelsa, Nostalgija, Sagena, Dispet). In the year 2000, the Josip Andreis prize, which is annually awarded by the Croatian Composer’s Society for achivements in musicology, was awarded to him and Naila Ceribasic for the double CD Croatian Traditional Music.