center for music and #collaborative arts

music is not a privilege. it's a necessity.

Paracademia Center, Inc. is a sister partner of service-based music organization, Paracademia LLC

Meschida Philip, Documentary Filmmaker

Advisory Board 

Milica Paranosic, Founder, Executive director

Composers/Educator/Multimedia Artist

Paracademia Center, Inc is a presenter partner of

Gorazd Poposki, Board Member, Associate director, Sculptor

Tania León, composer/conductor, Composers Now

Advisory Board

Robert Brashear, Board member

​Pastor at West-Park Presbyterian Church

what our friends are saying

Benjamin Harwood, Treasurer

Financial Specialist, retired

who we are

I miss you! Thanks for being the #1 piano teacher!

- Hmuu, Keyboard Student

She showed me how to use the computer!

- Kofi Agbeli, 10, student in Kopeyia, Ghana

You have been the sunshine in my education.

- Maria Elizabeth Niño Vanegas

She allowed us to seek, follow and grow in our own musical path. She made us work but let us have a lot of fun.

 - Mike Wells

I've had the grandest experience working with Milica at Paracademia. Her guidance and positive critique helped me to hone my creativity and skills when preparing a portfolio for Sonic Arts Masters Program I have been successfully accepted to. Her approach to "sensing" the students as well as "sensing" their composition aesthetic is uncanny and proved invaluable.

 - Kira Byelina

As a singer/cellist, composer and collaborative musician I jumped at the opportunity to be mentored by Milica. Her extensive knowledge and experience as a performer, composer and collaborative multimedia artist inspired me to think outside the box with regards to my creative approach.  I was able to delve deeper into my craft and discover new ways to present my art.  As a result I became a successful applicant on the London Symphony Orchestra Soundhub Composers Scheme leading to a commission with an ensemble of players from the orchestra.  I am deeply grateful for her generosity and intuitive guidance.  

 - Ayanna Witter-Johnson

Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and expertise with the Apple Store community on Wednesday night. And thanks to your students for sharing their work and their thoughts. It was a really great community event. We look forward to having more with Paracademy soon!

- Mike Espar, Events Coordinator, Apple Store, Upper West Side, NYC


I learned tons of things from you (more than Logic), like your ability to make things happen always with your kind heart (that is difficult to find in adults). You have been the sunshine in my education.

- Maria Elizabeth Niño Vanegas,

Film Scoring Student, The Juilliard School

You've already been teaching me a system for efficiently learning, creating, & delivering "products" under deadline - while having fun.  You are very inspiring in terms of letting go, being yourself, & yet somehow keeping focus & discipline.

- Chris Mark, Music Technology Student, The Juilliard School

Milica Paranosic’s skillful discourse on the combination of music and technology took my composing to a whole new level.

- Barry J. Cohen, Film Scoring Student, The Juilliard School

You inspired us to develop our creativity without being judgmental about the results, while at the same time making useful suggestions for improvement.
- Howard Miller, Music Technology Student

Vivian Song, Urban Sociologist

Advisory Board

Mellany Paynter,  Author, Life coach 

Advisory Board

photo Stacy Kendrick

Lara St. John, Board Member, Violinist,

Associate director