Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud is the Artistic Director of MUSYCA Children's Choir. He also serves as the Director of Vocal Ensembles at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, and is the Artistic Director of the Burbank Chorale.
Dr. Shtangrud's students sing on concert and operatic stages, appear in film and on TV, star on Broadway and at the Los Angeles Music Center and collaborate with leading composers, musical artists and producers. His vocal ensembles performed at the top venues in the US and around the world.
Born in Moscow, Russia, to a family of choral conductors, Mikhail studied violin and piano at the Liadov Children’s Music School and sang with the Big Children’s Choir of the Russian State Radio & Television. Misha later studied choral conducting at the Moscow State Music College of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at CSU, Northridge, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Southern California.
D.M.A., University of Southern California; B.M., M.M., California State University, Northridge; choral conducting and music education studies, Moscow (Russia) State Music College; vocal studies with Curt Allen, Jonathan Mack, Elizabeth Parham, Dr. David Scott and Lee Sweetland. Artistic director, Burbank Chorale; Choir director, Colburn School. Director, Burbank Chorale Orchestra. Guest conductor, New Valley Symphony, Symphony in the Glen. Vocal soloist in oratorio, opera, soundtracks. Vocal coach: Center Theatre Group, Tectonic Theater Project, "Masha and the Bear" animated series, Funny or Die. Soundtrack composer.
Dr. Shtangrud is featured in BBC documentary The Songs of Comrade Time, which tells the story of Victor Popov's Big Children's Choir of the State Radio and TV in the former Soviet Union. Click on the link above to listen to the show or read "What became of the Soviet Union's child stars?"
Watch the PBS SoCal story about Dr. Shtangrud.
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