Verica Grmusa studied singing at the University of Belgrade’s Academy of Music and Royal Academy of Music in London. In addition to studying music, Verica pursued her studies at University of Belgrade's Medical School, qualifying as a medical doctor.
Verica made her operatic debut in the Belgrade Opera House as a member of the Music Academy Opera Studio, followed with roles of Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte, Mozart, British Youth Opera), Micaela (Carmen, Bizet, Gulf Chamber Opera), and Violetta (La Traviata, Verdi), Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Britten), Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute, Mozart) and Rosalinde (The Bat, Strauss) in OperaGold productions. Her concert performances in the UK have included recitals in St Martin in the Fields, St John's Smith Square and South Bank Centre Purcell Room.
Verica now combines her performing interests and academic studies, having completed her doctoral thesis in art song performance at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2018. She has presented conference papers and published articles on performance, art song, nationalism, gender and stardom. Following her Early Career Fellowship at Royal Holloway, and with support from Institute of Musical Research, University of London, Verica established the Art Song Platform - an ongoing forum for knowledge-exchange and the enhancement of performance as research in the genre of art song. The forum has a goal of creating a broader platform for conversation between academics and practitioners across the institutional network, with events bringing together performing artists, PhD students, scholars and members of the public.