Mila Vocal Ensemble

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About Mila Vocal Ensemble

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Mila is a professional women's vocal ensemble grounded in the harmonic traditions of Eastern Europe and Russia. The ensemble typically performs a cappella at concerts, vocal and cultural workshops, festivals, schools, churches and corporate and private events. The group also collaborates with instrumentalists and dancers, for special performances.

Members of Mila are enthusiastic students of vocal styles, rhythms, harmonies, languages, history and geography, as expressed in the folk traditions of Eastern Europe. Through music, Mila celebrates the beauty of these cultures.

The name "Mila" has tender connotations — including "love" and "dear one" — in many of the languages represented by its repertoire. It is also a common women's name in several Eastern European countries.

Mila's singers hail from unique musical backgrounds and have studied with renowned vocalists and instrumentalists from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Hungary, Serbia, Ukraine and Russia.

Mila is: Debbie Cushman, Rada Kolarova, Leslie Lukas, Emily Park Jordan, Marie Rivers Rule, Daniela Schmiedlechner, Jana Velo, Aleksandra Veriga.

Want to sing with us? Mila is always on the lookout for talented new singers and is currently holding auditions on a rolling basis. Right now the group is particularly in need of singers with a strong lower range. We ask that interested singers submit the following pre-audition materials to

  1. A brief statement introducing yourself, your musical background, and vocal range.
  2. Audio or video solo recordings that include one song demonstrating your skills singing in a foreign language, and a second song in any style or language that further showcases your vocal range and versatility.
Following your submission, if the right fit, you'll be invited to an in-person audition with Mila when a space in the group opens up.

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST!  Click here to join our contact list

FIND US ON FACEBOOK:  Find out what we're up to, join the conversation, or just "like" us on Mila's Facebook page.

SUPPORT MILA:  Mila Vocal Ensemble is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. This means your generous donations to Mila are tax-deductible!

Mila logo by Natalie Nowytski.
Mila photo by Larry Morrisette.

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