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Song Performance Master Classes with Paul Bogaev

PAUL BOGAEV is a multi award-winning music director, arranger, conductor, and composer. He received his first GRAMMY for Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, for which he produced and conducted the TONY award-winning score. He was also music director on Broadway for TARZAN, BOMBAY DREAMS (TONY nomination for best orchestrations), SUNSET BOULEVARD, ASPECTS OF LOVE, CHESS, LES MISERABLES, STARLIGHT EXPRESS, CATS and THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman.

Paul’s second GRAMMY was as Executive Producer of the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning film musical, CHICAGO. His other film musicals include NINE, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, DREAMGIRLS, and the animated LION KING, TARZAN, MULAN, and EMPEROR’S NEW GROOVE.

Paul also served as music director of the ABC-TV film musicals RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA, ANNIE (EMMY AWARD) and SOUTH PACIFIC.

Among the pop, film, and theater stars he has worked with are with Sting, Phil Collins, Elton John, AR Rahman, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Brandy, Beyonce Knowles, Hugh Jackman, Glenn Close, Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Catherine Zeta Jones, Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Judi Dench, Liam Neeson, Harry Connick, Jr., Drew Barrymore, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Bates, Sophia Loren, Kate Hudson, and Fergie.

In addition, Paul wrote and produced songs for a stage production of THE THREE MUSKETEERS which recently ran for four years in Europe, and most recently his score for BATTLECRY, a musical about the Battle of Gettysburg, premiered to rave reviews, and has been presented in concert.

As a symphony conductor, Mr. Bogaev conducted the music for Francis Ford Coppola’s presentation of the silent film epic NAPOLEON with major orchestras around the world. He also worked with the New York Philharmonic and prepared a series of concerts that he conducted in 2011.


In these ongoing Song Performance Master Classes, Mr. Bogaev will focus on your song performance, vocal technique and audition material for the shows that are being produced in theatre, today. Any style of music is welcome from Folk, Jazz/Blues to Pop/Rock/Country, Musical Theatre & Opera! He will help with whatever you bring in to the class, whether that material is for auditions, callbacks or your own cabaret show. He has also helped Opera Singers crossover into the Contemporary Musical Theater world.

From time to time Paul will invite industry guests to attend a class.  Past guests have included Judy Henderson, Jay Binder & Tara Rubin!




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