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Adam N. Popovich Distinguished Director Award


 adam popovich chicago

1995 Award Recipient

Adam N. Popovich
South Chicago, Illinois

S.S.F Choral Festival
Chicago, Illinois

Adam Popovich became the director S.S.S. Sloboda Choir at the St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Illinois in 1936. Adam was a very talented musician who led the choir at church services and social events. He arranged and translated many pieces of music. In 1976, he organized a tamuritza orchestra to accompany the Sloboda Choir.  Adam N. Popovich fell asleep in the Lord on June 16, 2001. 

slobodan zelich steubenville

1998 Award Recipient

Slobodan Zelich
Steubenville, Ohio

S.S.F Choral Festival
Windsor, Ontario - Canada

Slobodan Zelich directed the Petar Krstich Serbian Orthodox Choir at the Holy Resurrection Church in Steubenville, Ohio from 1961 until his retirement in 2008. He was a well-known arranger and composer of Liturgical and Folk music and he won numerous honors and awards within the Serbian Singing Federation. Many of his compositions and arrangements are used by choirs throughout the SSF. Slobodan Zelich fell asleep in the Lord on February 5, 2013. 

  1999 Milan Medich South Bend, Indiana Phoenix, Arizona
  2000 Nada Milosevich Lackawanna, New York Steubenville, Ohio
  2001 Very Reverend Milan Bajich Kansas City, Kansas Omaha, Nebraska
  2002 Dr. Stevan R. Zivic Cleveland, Ohio Schererville, Indiana
  2003 Dusan Saula Monroeville, Pennsylvania Monroeville, Pennsylvania
  2003 Most Reverend Milan Markovina Milwaukee, Wisconsin Monroeville, Pennsylvania
  2004 Dr. Nikola Resanovic Akron, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio
  2005 Milutin Lazich Monroeville, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  2009 Mildred Beaver Midland, Pennsylvania Joliet, Illinois
  2010 Elizabeth Neskow Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois
  2011 Protinica Mira Stojsavljevich Hamilton, Ontario - Canada Steubenville, Ohio
  2012 Ann Renard Omaha, Nebraska San Diego, California
  2013 Milka Chuk Windsor, Ontario - Canada Lansing, Illinois