Zeljko Milicevic received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Violin Performance from Wayne State University and his Master of Music in Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2007, he earned a Certificate in Orchestral Studies from Wayne State University with an emphasis in Conducting and Violin Performance. Milicevic retired from public education in 2015 and has led orchestra programs in Royal Oak Neighborhood Schools, Utica Community Schools, and Farmington Public Schools and most recently in Oxford Community Schools where he served as Director of Orchestras and District String Coordinator, grades Pre-K-12. Since 2005, he has served as Adjunct Professor of String Pedagogy at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. In 1994, he came on board as Senior Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra with Oakland Youth Orchestras. Milicevic joined the Flint Symphony Orchestra in 1987 and was appointed to the position of Associate Concertmaster in 2011. In addition to his membership with the FSO, he is Concertmaster of the Bijou Orchestra in Bay City, MI, and over the years has also performed with many of Michigan's regional orchestras including the Michigan Opera Theatre, Saginaw-Bay Orchestra and the Midland Symphony Orchestra among others. In 2015, he joined The Troubadours, an educational outreach of the FSO. In addition to performing as a violinist, Milicevic is also a symphony conductor and has held posts with the Lake St. Clair Symphony and Symphony of the Lakes. Presently, he is Music Director and Conductor of the Rochester Symphony Orchestra in Rochester MI.