Milica Paranosić

(Belgrade, 19th May, 1968), graduated in composition in 1992 from the Faculty of Music in Belgrade with Srđjan Hofman, and subsequently obtained her Master‟s degree, in 1995, at The Juilliard School in New York, where she now teaches music technology. She is active as a composer, sound designer, conceptual and multimedia artist, educator and producer, associate director of the Mentoring Program at The Juilliard School, cofounder and producer of Beyond the Machine (Festival of Electronic and Interactive Music) and resident composer of Vision Into Art. Recipient of many awards: ASCAP, John Erskine Prize, Composer Assistance Program, Meet the Composer Grant, Whitaker New Music Reading Sessions she has performances of her works in Europe and the Americas: Parabaraba, Orchestra and Electronics (2002), I Remember (...summer when Gianni was killed), for Orchestra (2002), Confessions, one-Woman multimedia show (2007), I am a Bird, Multimedia piece for Chamber Ensemble, Dance and Video (2009), Between The Shoes, Dance Suite for Chamber Ensemble and Electronics (2003), Al' Airi Lepo Sviri, violin and electronics (2005), Forty Shapes of BoB, Dance music for Saxophones, Violin, Bass and Percussion (2009), Akpe, Multimedia piece for Chamber Ensemble, Dance and Video (2010), Razglednica, cantata for choir, soloists, narrator and chamber ensemble to poetry by Miklos Radnoti (2009). In 2009 she founded the Give to Grow programme using her experience and passion for education and music technology for Kopeyia, a small village in Ghana, and is now fundraising to return to continue her work there.