Ljiljana Jovanović


Ljiljana Jovanović was born in Belgrade (Serbia) where she started with her piano and music theory training at the age of seven. She has studied music composition in Montenegro and Croatia with Prof. Željko Brkanović, (received BM in music composition in 1988) and in 1989 moved to Stuttgart (Germany) in order to attend a professional short-term specialization (Kontaktstudium) in musique concrète at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst with Prof. Urlich Süße. She continued her professional specialization (Aufbaustudium) in New Music Theatre/Composition at the Rheinische Musikhochschule in Cologne with Prof. Mauricio Kagel, as well as musicology, Slavic philology and philosophy at the Cologne University. In 2002, Ljiljana completed her graduate studies in interdisciplinary theatre at Towson University in Maryland (MFA in Theatre) where she was the recipient of College of Graduate Education and Research Fellowship for 2001/2002. Her compositions/New Music Theatre projects, sound designs and texts have been performed and broadcasted in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Germany, Holland, England, Portugal, France, Canada and United States. She continues to pursue her diverse artistic interests as a composer, sound designer, musical director and educator in Baltimore/Washington area. Ljiljana is the recipient of the Meet the Composer Grant for 2004, member of Baltimore Composers Forum since 2002.