The DMO is proud to welcome Zeljko Milicevic as the new Music Director and Conductor of the Detroit Medical Orchestra this 2017-2018 Concert Season!
Zeljko Milicevic graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Violin Performance and completed his Master of Music in Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also earned a Certificate in Orchestral Studies from Wayne State University with an emphasis in Conducting and Violin Performance.
A sought-after conductor, violinist, educator, clinician and adjudicator, Milicevic began his service in public education in 1990 and has taught music to students at all grade levels. He has led orchestra programs in Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools, Utica Community Schools, and Farmington Public Schools and most recently has served as Director of Orchestras and District String Coordinator, grades K-12 with the Oxford Community Schools. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of String Pedagogy at Oakland University in Rochester, MI.
A member of the Flint Symphony Orchestra since 1987, Milicevic was appointed to the position of Associate Concertmaster in 2011. His role as Concertmaster of the Bijou Orchestra, a select 13-member salon theatre orchestra located in Bay City, MI, has afforded him numerous memorable performances in the mid-Michigan area including the revival of silent movies set to live music, performing as soloist, and presenting period reviews in concert specializing in music from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. He has also performed with many of Michigan’s regional orchestras including the Michigan Opera Theatre, Saginaw-Bay Orchestra and The Midland Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, his career includes engagements with numerous ensembles. He performs with the Ivybrooke Strings where he engages in a variety of chamber music settings including trios and quartets and specializing in violin and piano duo. The duo enjoys performing recitals and performing for community groups around Metro Detroit. Milicevic is also a violinist with the Classic Impressions String Quartet comprised of principals of the Flint Symphony Orchestra. His most recent recording projects include a musical portrayal based on the book Einstein’s Dreams with the Bijou Orchestra, and the piano trios of Mendelssohn and Haydn recorded with the Ivybrooke Strings. As an outreach of the Flint Symphony Orchestra, he is a violinist with the Troubadours ensemble.
Milicevic has previously held directorship posts with the Lake St. Clair Symphony Orchestra and Symphony of the Lakes. Presently, he serves as Music Director and Conductor of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra and is on staff as Senior Director with the Oakland Youth Orchestras where he conducts the Symphony Orchestra. He commences his first season with the Detroit Medical Orchestra with gratitude and looks forward to sharing the healing gift of music with everyone.