Milica Paranosic

Critically acclaimed composer Milica Paranosic has established herself as one of New York’s finest and most daring performance artists, producers and technologists. The New York Times described her music as: “Amazing…astonishing,” and “Like liquor-filled pralines,” by Germany’s Morgenpost; “A painter, a musical Jackson Pollack,” by SEAMUS. Milica’s works range from one-woman multimedia shows and sound installations to operatic and symphonic works. Her theatre and film soundtracks have appeared in award winning movies, released on Bridge, Electroshock, Albany and The New Sound record labels. Inspired by her travels and international collaborations, Milica ingeniously incorporates music of her Serbian homeland in addition to cross-continental muses such as Brazil and Ghana. Milica strives to create new sound worlds in which contrasting concepts vividly coexist in unique textures. Milica’s music can be heard at

Milica is co-director of Composers Concordance and has won many honors and awards including ASCAP Plus Awards, the John Erskine Prize, Meet the Composers Grant, and Whitaker New Music Reading Sessions. Her most recent award is the American Composers Orchestra's Carnegie Hall commission for a debut in the 2012-13 season. Since 1995, Milica has been on the music faculty of The Juilliard School where she co-founded and produced Beyond the Machine, Juilliard’s Festival of Electronic and Interactive Music. She has also taught and created curricula in varied settings such as Belgrade Music University, San Diego State University, and Franklin Marshall College. Adept at teaching a variety of ages, she has taught preschool through high school in New York City public schools, Brotherhood Sister Sol and 92nd Street Y. She maintains an active private teaching studio, working with professional musicians and beginners, ranging from 5 to 93. Furthering her deep commitment to education and outreach, Milica founded Give to Grow, an education initiative which brings music technology to developing communities in Ghana.


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