Ema Mitrović has shared in a number of music ministries, namely St. Vincent de Paul RC Church of Bayonne, NJ, where she has and continues to serve for the past 11 years as alto section leader in the resident choir and as one of three cantors. When not at St. Vincent’s, she's had the sincere pleasure of visiting different churches in the tri-state area and enjoys sharing with different communities, musicians, parishioners, and listening to the homilies/sermons of different pastors and priests. Ema, a professional mezzo-soprano, holds a BM in Voice Performance from New Jersey City University. Her specialty is in operatic/classical repertoire and has sung in roughly 20 operas thus far, including performances at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. A strong cross-over who enjoys all varieties of music, she has also enjoyed performing at some of New York City’s popular jazz clubs, including Birdland, Smalls, and the ever small, 55 bar. When not performing, Ema is the proud teacher of nearly 40 private voice and piano students, serving on faculty at 2 schools, including the non-profit organization, The Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Elefante Music, and holds her own private home studio. Ema is proud to be a first generation American from parents from former Yugoslavia, and is a New Jersey native, born in Secaucus, raised in Hudson County’s North Bergen, and currently resides in Essex County’s, East Orange.