As an evaluator of the Radiotheatre Bajsić & Friends (CRO), Ana Čorić will present a special part of B-air evaluation devoted to making audio art with children as performers in radiophonic theatre plays (A Tree that Sang, Wars of the Worlds). The methodology used for this purpose was game-based research, as well as focus groups with the adult creators and performers of the radiophonic theatrical plays. Considering the fact that the research was conducted during and in-between Covid lockdowns and severe earthquakes in Croatia, the research opened questions about audience and community development in times of crisis, as well as potentials of interconnection between (radio)theatre, music education, and sound pedagogy.
Ana Čorić is a Lecturer at the Music Education Department, Academy of Music and a PhD candidate in Education at Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Her PhD studies are related to higher music education, university civic mission and civic dimension of musicians' professional identity. Since 2011 she has created educational programs for children at the Croatian National Television and community music programs that combine music and children literature. Since 2019 she is involved in several international projects: Strengthening Music in the Society, MusiQuE and Power Relations in Higher Music Education (within the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen - AEC), Ethno Research Project (International Centre for Community Music, York St John University) and B-Air Infinity Radio – Creating Sound Art for Babies, Toddlers, and Vulnerable Groups (Creative Europe). Since 2022 she is a lecturer and performer at Storytelling Academy in Zagreb (Croatia) and a music mediator at kULTRA Music Festival in Makarska.