Mika, Bogumiła, Ph.D., associate professor in the Institute of Music, and since 2009 also a Vice-dean at the Department of Fine Arts and Music of the University of Silesia in Cieszyn, Poland. She studied music theory and composition, she received her PhD from the University of Silesia as a music sociologist (1999), and her habilitation as a musicologist from Jagiellonian University, Cracow (2011). She is the author of three books (Critical connoisseur or naive consumer. Silesian music audiences at the end of the twentieth century, Katowice 2000; Music as a sign in the context of paradigmatic analysis, Lublin 2007; and Musical quotation in Polish art music o f 20th century. Contexts, facts, interpretations, Kraków 2008) and of more than forty articles on contemporary music and social aspects of music. She presented papers in many seminars and conferences, in USA (Yale; Notre-Dame, IN), France (Paris-Sorbonne), England (London, Canterbury), Italy (Roma - Tor Vergata), Finland (Helsinki, Imatra), German (Hannover, Schwerte) as well as in main Polish cities., Polska