He graduated from Pedagogical Faculty in Olomouc. At Charles University in Prague he got his doctorate and became docent. He was appointed professor in 1994. He wrote several publications in the field of music psychology, choir conducting and choir singing. He is the conductor of the choir Jitro in Hradec Králové since 1977 and with them he has won many national and international awards. With his wife Květoslava Skopalová he established and conducted the boys’ choir Boni Pueri. Nowadays, he is a judge in many competitions and leads conducting courses in the Czech Republic and abroad.