about                    Vera

Biography

Vera Stanojevic was born in Serbia (former Yugoslavia) and studied piano, theory and composition at the Mokranjac School of Music in Belgrade. Here is where her compositional talent was first recognized, and at the age of eighteen Ms. Stanojevic received the most prestigious award of the city of Belgrade, the October Prize for her early works.

She received her graduate and post-graduate degrees in Music Composition from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (Moscow, Russia) and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Ohio State University (Columbus, U.S.A.).
    
Vera Stanojevic has won numerous awards for her compositions, including the Individual Excellence Award of the State of Ohio Arts Council, the American Composers Forum Composers' Commissioning Project Grant, the Dale Warland Choral Competition prize, as well as the Vienna Modern Masters Millennium Commissioning Competition prize.
She has served as professor of theory and composition at Kenyon College (Ohio), at Ball State University (Indiana), at the Capital University Conservatory of Music (Columbus, Ohio) and has been guest professor at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.


Representative performances of her works include the premiere of Chamber Music (Essen, Germany); Notturno, for orchestra (Czech Republic); Dance: to the End of the Circle, ​ for  chamber orchestra (Columbus ProMusica Chamber Orchestra); Voyages, for Piano and fixed media (numerous concerts and festivals, including Musica Femina/Munich, the International Piano Festival in Glasgow and PARMA Music Festival in New Hampshire); In Memoriam for Piano and Percussion (Glasgow and Tallinn),  Tree of Glory (London), Droplets Of Dew for four pianos and fixed media (Glasgow) and Story of a Woman for voice and fixed media (Tallinn, Estonia).    


Ms. Stanojevic’s works have been recorded and broadcast on European and American radio and television.