Milan Mica Petrovic, B.Mus.,
Academy Folk Band Director, Instrumental
and Vocal Instructor
Writes music arrangements, directs Academy's folk
band and provides instrumental and vocal instruction.
of Serbian Folk Dancing FOLK BAND offers instrumentalists an opportunity
to practice and perform in a positive environment while promoting
Serbian Folk music at the highest level.
Academy’s folk band consists of instrumentalists
from various backgrounds such as a music arranger, architect, teacher,
an actual musician, an accountant, a computer analyst and a number
of students that simply love to play Serbian folk music.
Music arrangements are created to fulfill the needs
of our master choreographer, dancers’ abilities, while individual
music parts are tailored to the ability of our instrumentalists.
In the end we have an excellent folk band second to none in North
We welcome, at any time, new volunteer musicians
who would love to play with a serous, well organized group. If you
read music, have four or more years experience on any of the following
instruments: violin, cello, double bass (upright bass), oboe, flute,
tamburice, accordion, frula, saxophone, guitar, tapan, and percussion,
please give us a call at 905-274-7913.
We practice every Wednesday 7 pm -9 pm.
order to be able to present faithfully diversity of Serbian folk
music, all of our dancers receive vocal training.
Academy’s Music Director, Mica Petrovic,
is a music coach par excellence, whose last forty years of his adult
life have been dedicated to publicizing and promoting Serbian folk
music. Mica holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory and Composition,
and a Bachelor of Education degree, Music Specialist, from University
Vocal exercises consist of ear training, coordination
between the ear and the larynx, proper breathing technique, vocal
production, and singing in Serbian language. As songs and dances
in our repertoire are collected from various Serbian regions, attention
is focused on musical styles, dialect and delivery.
Academy of Serbian Folk Dancing is proud
to have so many enthusiastic students that have learned to love