Milica Djordjević was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1984. She studied composition at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade where she also completed studies in sound direction and production as well as an additional course in electronic music.

She continued with postgraduate specialist studies at the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg under Ivan Fedele (2007–2009) graduating with the highest grade and a distinction. Furthermore, between 2009 and 2010 she took part in the Cursus program at the IRCAM in Paris and was grant recipient at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

From 2011 to 2013 she pursued further studies under Hanspeter Kyburz at the music academy Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler.

Djordjević attended numerous masterclasses, workshops and festivals including the Akademie für Neue Musik (Munich, Germany, 2012), TICF 2012 (Bangkok, Thailand), the ISCM World New Music Days 2011 (Zagreb, Croatia), the Impuls Academy (Graz, Austria, 2011), Ars Musica (Brussels, Belgium, 2009), Festival Musica (Strasbourg, France, 2009), the 44th International Summer Course for New Music (Darmstadt, Germany, 2008), the Workshop for Contemporary String Quartet Music (Blonay, Switzerland, 2008), Acanthes 2007, 2009 and 2010 (France), the International Young Composers Meeting and the International Gaudeamus Music Week 2006 (Netherlands).

Milica Djordjević received numerous international prizes, awards and honors, recently including the Belmont Prize for Contemporary Music of the Forberg-Schneider Foundation in 2015. Furthermore, she was the winner of the Lucerne Festival Competition in 2013, the Berlin-Rheinsberg Composition Prize in 2013, the (composition commission) prize of musica femina münchen and the Munich Chamber Orchestra in 2013, the Tesla Prize for Youth Creativity in 2011, the international TICF competition in Thailand in 2012, first prize at the International Summer Academy Prague-Vienna-Budapest in 2005, third prize in the 12th International Young Composers Meeting Apeldoorn as well as the prize of the City of Strasbourg in 2008. She was a finalist in the Staubach Prize – International Summer Course for New Music, Darmstadt in 2008 and was nominated for the April Prize of the City of Belgrade. Djordjević represented Serbia at the International Rostrum of Composers in 2010 and the ISCM World New Music Days in 2011. Furthermore, in 2008 she received a grant from the fund for young talents from the Serbian government and the CONCERTO Music Scholarship Fund of the Alfred Toepfer Foundation in 2012.

Her music is played by leading ensembles like the Arditti Quartet, the Neue Vocalsolisten, Munich’s Chamber Orchestra, ensemble recherche, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Alternance, l'Arsenale, Ensemble XII, and the Orchestre National de Lorraine. Famous performers like Luca Pfaff, Teodoro Anzellotti, Alexander Liebreich, Peter Veale, Jean Deroyer, Sylvio Gualda, Francesco Dillon and many more perform and have performed Milica Djordjević’s music.