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Diane Wittry Receives Thornton School of Music's Outstanding Alumnus Award

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Presented annually at USC Thornton’s Honors Convocation, the Outstanding Alumnus Award is conferred upon a Thornton graduate whose artistic or scholarly accomplishments reflect the ideals of the school and further the art of music.

LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2013) – On Thursday, May 16, the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music will present the Outstanding Alumnus Award to acclaimed conductor Diane Wittry as part of the School’s Honors Convocation.  She will also address the USC Thornton graduating class the following day during the official Commencement Ceremony.

Wittry, who graduated with honors from USC Thornton in 1983 and earned a Master’s from the school two years later, is an esteemed music director, guest conductor, composer, and author.


Aleksandar Hemon: A personal history of Sarajevo

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Read more...Aleksandar Hemon's new memoir is an effort to restore the fragile memories of his Sarajevo, and follow the threads that link his Bosnian past to his American present.

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Humanitarian Evening of Sevdah

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Read more...Bosniaks Community of Georgia is organizing a Humanitarian Evening of Sevdah in Lawrenceville, GA. The Concert will be held on Saturday, December 8th 2012 at 7pm, with the special guest star from Bosnia and Herzegovina Ms. Alma Subasic. The local artists will include Bajro Sefik Omeragic, Enes Ramic and musicians Almir and Esko.

Address: 950 Grayson Hwy, Lawrence GA 30046. Entrance $10 EVERYONE WELCOME!


A great project by an International member of BHAAAS, Ms. Mary Sherhart

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I am writing to inform you about a great project by an International member of BHAAAS, Ms. Mary Sherhart, and to provide you with information how you can contribute to and support this project. Ms. Sherhart is the president of Sevdah North America (see - a non-profit, all volunteer educational organization that focuses on preservation and promotion of sevdah in North America. The Evening of Sevdah (see, now in its sixth year, is one of Mary’s many sevdah-related projects. The Evening of Sevdah is an annual event celebrating and showcasing sevdah, and is held in Seattle, Washington.
This year’s Evening of Sevdah will be held on Saturday, November 24th at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, and will feature a special guest from Bosnia and Herzegovina - Alma Subasic. In addition to participating in the Evening of Sevdah event in Seattle, Ms. Sherhart has arranged for miss Subasic to also perform in Detroit, Michigan on December 1st, and in Atlanta, Georgia on December 8th. Alma Subasic (see is a child star and a singing prodigy well-known throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although she is only eighteen years old, Alma already has a distinguished career and experience performing in the finest venues and with some of the best-known singers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and former Yugoslavia.
Mary Sherhart was moved to create Alma’s first tour as a way of ‘paying back’ the many people who helped her over her life. Mary saw in Alma a rare talent, a girl with excellent morals from a wonderful family and wanted to give Alma this experience. Currently, Ms. Sherhart is personally paying for all expenses in connection with Alma’s and her mother’s international and domestic travel, as well as sending them to Disneyland for four nights between the Seattle and Detroit concerts. Some of the expenses associated with Alma’s tour include cost of international and domestic flights, fees associated with obtaining a visiting performer visa, artistic fees, as well as the above-mentioned trip to Disneyland. In addition to the expenses associated with Alma’s travels and performances, Mary has donated countless hours with respect to arranging Alma’s tour as well as organizing the Evening of Sevdah event.

If you would like to make a contribution to this project, please use the PayPal link on or visit for more information about how you can make this fully tax-deductible donation. If you have any questions about this project , Evening of Sevdah, or Sevdah North America, or if you would like to attend any of the concerts mentioned above, please contact Ms. Sherhart at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . In addition, every donation greater than $75 will receive a DVD of Evening of Sevdah 2012 shortly after the event. Thank your for your interest and support!

Contributed by Dino Kujundzic (BHAAAS Associate member; Sevdah North America, Inc. - Advisory Council member)



Couple to open Sierra Madre Music

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Read more...SIERRA MADRE - Jessica Pierce and Almer Imamovic are well known among music lovers in the Los Angeles area.

In fact, the couple's award-winning flute and guitar duo, AlmaNova is world-renowned, performing regularly in the U.S. and abroad. But now the pair are launching a new enterprise that's designed to bring the magic of music to others.

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BHAAAS Membership

Founding Members

Andi Arnautović MD
Family Medicine
Chicago, IL

Kenan Arnautović, MD, PhD, FAANS, FACS
Memphis, TN

Almasa Bass, PharmD
Clinical Research and Drug Development
Chapel Hill, NC

Sead Beganović, MD, PhD
Indianapolis, IN

Lejla Hadzikadić, MD, MSc
General Surgery
Boston, MA

Mirsad Hadzikadić, PhD
Computing and Informatics
Charlotte, NC

Zlatko Haverić, MD
Joliet, IL

Aleksandar Hemon
Chicago, IL

Emir Hodzić, DVM, PhD
Davis, CA

Migdat Hodzić, PhD
Santa Clara, California

Eldin E. Karaiković, MD, PhD
Chicago, IL

Djenita Pašić, Esq., JD
Louisville, KY

Rešad Pašić, MD, PhD
Obstetric and Gynecology
Louisville, KY

Adnan Šarčević, MD, MSc
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
New York




Board of Directors

Esad Boskailo, MD
Phoenix, AZ

Azra Terzich, EdD
Vice President
Louisville, KY

Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, MD, MSc
Second Vice President
Rochester, MN

Patrick McCarthy, MSc
Executive Board Member at Large
Saint Louis, MO

Igor Lemajic, MBA
Memphis, TN

Gordan Srkalovic, MD, PhD
Former President
Lansing, MI

Amila Buturovic, PhD
Toronto, Canada

Emir Festic, MD, FCCP
Jacksonville, FL

Dino Kujundzic, JD
Alexandria, WA

Namik Haveric, MD
Washington, DC

Nirvana Pistoljevic, PhD
New York, NY

Lejla Hadzikadic Gusic, MD, MS
Charlotte, NC

Indira Arnautovic, MD
Technical Director
Chicago, IL

Asim Haracic, MD
Washington, DC

Amer Catovic, PhD
San Diego, CA

Diana Milojevic, MD
San Francisco, CA

Mahira Tanovic, MD
Glendale, NY





Gordan Srkalovic, MD, PhD - President
Esad Boskailo, MD - Vice President
Azra Terzich, EdD - Second Vice President
Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, MD, MSc - Secretary
Patrick McCarthy, MSc - Executive Board Member at Large,
Igor Lemajic, MBA - Treasurer
Andi Arnautovic, MD - Former President
Indira Arnautovic, MD - Technical Director

Djenita Pasic
Dino Kujundzic
Sulejman Dizdarevic

Igor Lemajic
Amra Rouche
Zoran Lozo

Mirsad Hadzikadic
Eldin Karaikovic
Kenan Arnautovic
Sasa Hemon
Dzenita Pasic
Andi Arnautovic

Aida Hozic
Snjezana Buzov
Esad Boskailo

Dusica Babovic
Adnan Atic
Amir Milic

Dusica Babovic
Patrick McCarthy
Jasmin Nuhic

Adnan Karaikovic

Esad Boskailo (President)
Amila Buturovic (Member)
Patrick McCarthy (Member)

Djenita Pasic

Enes Kanlic

Emir Hodzic (Sciences and Sections Coordinator)
Eldin Karaikovic (Medicine)
Mirsad Hadzikadic (Technology)
Almer Imamovic (Arts)
Snjezana Buzov (Social Sciences)




Criteria for Membership/ Membership Fees

Sve kategorije clanstva moraju ispunjavati sljedece uslove:

  1. Bosanskohercegovacko porijeklo.
  2. Drzavljanstvo ili stalni boravak u USA ili Kanadi;
  3. Visoka strucna sprema/graduate degree, sa izuzetkom kandidata iz nenaucnih oblasti;
  4. Odanost nacelima BHAAAS;
  5. Odanost ideji visenacionalne, demokratske Bosne i Hercegovine;
  6. Postovanje najvisih etickih i moralnih standarda, ukljucujuci i nacela vezana za slobodnu razmjenu ideja i misljenja;

Kriteriji za prijem:

1. Redovni clan (Active member):

  • Doktorat ili ekvivalent, sa izuzetkom kadidata iz oblasti kulture, umjetnosti, novinarstva i drugih nenaucnih oblasti;
  • Istaknuto profesionalno prisustvo (objavljene knjige, clanci, naucni i strucni radovi, odrzani koncerti, izlozbe, patenti, kriticka priznanja etc) u vlastitoj oblasti;
  • Zapazena aktivnost u okviru bosanskohercegovacke zajednice;

2. Pridruzeni clan (Associate Member):

  • Magisterij ili ekvivalent, sa izuzetkom kandidata iz oblasti kulture, umjetnosti, novinarstva i drugih nenaucnih oblasti;
  • Istaknuta aktivnost, kao i duzina prisustva, u svojoj profesionalnoj oblasti;
  • Znacajna aktivnost u okviru bosanskohercegovacke zajednice;

3. Dopisni clan (Corresponding Member):

  • Phd/ekvivalent ili magisterij/ekvivalent, sa izuzetkom kadidata iz oblasti  kulture, umjetnosti, novinarstva i drugih nenaucnih oblasti;
  • Kandidati ne ispunjavaju uslov stalnog boravka u USA/Kanadi, ali ispunjavaju uslov bosanskohercegovackog porijekla;
  • Zapazen doprinos bosanskohercegovackoj zajednici, nauci i kulturi;

4. Medjunarodni clan (International Member):

  • Kandidat ispunjava uslove i kriterije za Redovno ili Pridruzeno, osim sto ne zivi u Sjevernoj Americi, niti je bosanskohercegovackog porijekla;
  • Kandidat se istice aktivnostima vezanim za dobrobit bosanskohercegovacke zajednice, kako u zemlji, tako i u inostranstvu;

5. Pocasni clan (Honorary Member):

  • Kandidati ne ispunjavaju uslove i kriterije za ostale kategorije clanstva, ali su se istakli dosadasnjim radom vezanim za dobrobit bosanskohercegovacke zajednice u Sjevernoj Americi;

6. Kandidat (Candidate Member):

  • Kandidati su u procesu viseg stepena obrazovanja u USA ili Kanadi, a kompletiranjem procesa ce ispuniti uslove I krtierije za redovno ili pridruzno clanstvo; (vremenski limit za kategoriju kandidata je minimum jedna (1) a maksimum sedam (7) godina);
  • Kandidat ima fakultetsku diplomu;



Active members
$150.00 annually

Associate members
$75.00 annually

Corresponding members
$75.00 annually

Candidate members
$25.00 annually

International members

Honorary members




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