Award winning Clarinetist and Saxophonist, Milos Bjelica is passionate about improving our world through music. Born in Serbia, Milos has been working as a clarinet instructor since 2006. His students have won 49 first, 16 second, and 2 third prizes in competitions around the world. In 2012, Milos was awarded the Best Pedagogue of the Year Award by the Association of Music and Ballet Pedagogues of Serbia. Milos focuses on developing the student from a holistic standpoint, focusing on practice methods and techniques, sight-singing, and music theory. He is also passionate about helping children with disabilities and performs in charity concerts to raise money for this cause. He has also given free lessons to disabled children in need.
As a recitalist, Milos Bjelica has, himself, received numerous awards at competitions around the globe. Most recently, he was the recipient of an award from the Concerto and Honors competition at the Longy School of Music and the Harold Wright Merit Award in Boston.
Currently, Milos is furthering his education as a student at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge, MA, where he studies with professor Jonathan Cohler. He also holds a Master degree from Longy and a BA from the University of Belgrade where he studied with Ante Grgin, graduating in 2009.
As a chamber musician, Milos Bjelica was the founder of the Nevsky Clarinet Quartet, participating in many festivals in Poland, Italy, Serbia and Montenegro.
Milos also co-founded the chamber orchestra Synergy in 2013, a Serbian chamber orchestra that brings together musicians who perform music for children.