Jovana Obradović was born in 1979 in Belgrade, where she graduated on the department of Music pedagogy of the Faculty of music in 2004. The same year, she finds employment as a professor of music in the elementary school ‘Ivo Andrić’.
During the next 13 years, with her students, she wins over 80 awards on municipal, city, and country-level competitions in the categories of solo, chamber, and choir singing – on competitions ‘Zlatna sirena’, ‘Demus’, ‘Repulička smotra horova’. Her students mainly won 1st prizes and special awards. They had also shown notable results on the Republic festival of children’s musical creating ‘Fedemus – children composer’s, and thus from September 2007 she becomes a member of the elective jury of this festival at Belgrade Children’s cultural center.
Since 2009, aside from composers and soloist, Jovana also works with and prepares the members of her school’s choir who sing back vocals in the studio, within the Fedemus festival, for music compilations published by PGP-RTS.
From 2012 to 2017, she was engaged as an assistant conductor in the children’s choir ‘Horislavci’ in Belgrade, which, in 2008, became the children’s choir of the Opera of National theater in Belgrade.
With her school choir, she has held many performances on television and radio shows, new year’s programs, national and international festivals, international congresses, important gatherings (jubilee of the Olympic committee and jubilee of ‘Boško Buha’ theater), and music videos by well-known Serbian punk and pop bands.
From 2010, Jovana is an associate of the Publishing house Klett – as a reviewer of five music culture textbooks (from 4th to 8th grade elementary), as an author of methodical handbooks for teachers (music culture for higher grades), and as an author and creator of music textbook set presentations.
In 2017, she establishes the Rock choir, which achieves notable performances on big rock festivals within its very first year – BLOKSTOK festival in Novi Sad, and the international BORDER ROCK in Kladovo. The choir also collaborated with KOMUNA, a rock band from Sarajevo, in a track titled “Faraoni”.
She is one of the co-creators of the Genius Rock project that has been officially approved and supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in 2018. The goals of the project are the promotion of rock culture, and use of modern technologies for the purpose of extracurricular education of elementary school students.
Jovana’s motto is – If you can dream it, you can achieve it!
Adrijana Nikić was born in Belgrade, 1993.
She is a violin professor.
When she was 10 years old, with Jovana’s support, who was her music teacher in elementary school, she began to sing and compose actively. The result were many 1st prizes on city and national competitions in categories for composing, solo performance, small vocal ensembles. She also represented Serbia on international festivals for children's music.
In 2017 she got a master’s degree in violin on the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, but states that singing is still her greatest love.
Milica Mihajlović was born in 1998 in Kraljevo. She is a 2nd year student of music theory on the Faculty of Music in Belgrade.
Since she began her education, Milica has won many city and national awards on solo and chamber singing competitions, as well as solfeggio, music theory, and musical forms competitions. With all these accomplishments, she was declared the best music gymnasium student of her generation in 2017.
Currently, aside from studying music theory, she's also a student of solo singing.
ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR/VOCAL INSTRUCTOR
Jelena Joksimović was born in 2000 in Belgrade.
She is currently a 4th year high school student.
Although her interests are many, music has always been her greatest love, and a way for her to express her thoughts and feelings.
Aleksa Ocokoljić was born in Belgrade in 2000, and is currently a student of the electrical engineering high school.
Since the age of 10, he’s constantly been performing as a solo accompanist or as part of the school’s orchestra, with Jovana’s assistance, who was his former music teacher in elementary school. Aside from many competitions, Aleksa has also played on a couple of international choir festivals in Belgrade, Rimini, Prague, Salzburg, and has been a part of television and studio recordings as a member of the school ensemble. He is widely known as “the guy with the guitar”.
BASS AND RHYTHM GUITAR
Janko Simović was born in 2002 in Belgrade, and is currently a student of the geodetic and music high schools.
Though a successful athlete, he sees his future in the unbreakable bond he has with music.
RHYTHM AND SOLO GUITAR
Mateja Zeljković is the youngest member of our band – he was born in 2004 in Belgrade, and is currently a 1st year student of regular and music high schools; he studies guitar.
When he turned 10, he started singing in the school choir held by Jovana, a music teacher at that time, and the following year he joined the school orchestra as a guitarist.
Musicality isn’t the only artistic talent that Mateja possesses – he expresses himself beautifully through fine, visual arts as well.
Jana Milenković was born in Belgrade in 1998. She’s currently studying chemistry on a university in Hong Kong.
At the age of 8, she started her music education and began actively performing and creating music, with the assistance of Jovana, who was her music teacher in elementary school. She has won many 1st prizes in the categories of singing and composition, and has also represented Serbia on an international festival dedicated to children's music. One of her compositions from that period tells about the immense love towards music, and has been included in the 5th grade music education textbook as an example of children’s creativity.
Since the age of 10, Jana has been performing with the school choir as a piano accompanist, because she enjoys music the most when she’s expressing herself through playing.
Đorđe Đuković was born in Belgrade in 2002, and is currently a 2nd year student of the secondary school of mechanical engineering.
Though he is an up-and-coming football player who’s already achieved many acknowledgements, Đorđe’s love towards playing grows with every passing day, and he will soon start his musical education.
Lazar Petrović was born in Trebinje in 1998.
He’s currently studying sound design in Belgrade.
Lazar is currently the drummer of 'Hemmoterapia', but aside from playing, he's perfecting his knowledge about music production. In 2018, he joined the RocHoir band, and soon after the Genius Rock project. He described his acquainting with the rest of Rock choir as 'something extraordinary'.