Msansonia

Freelance Music Producer & Audio Book Producer

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Location:New York, New York, United States
Phone: 917 797 2225
Website: http://www.sansoniamusic.com
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/msansonia
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$65
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www.sansoniamusic.com
http://youtube.com/michaelsansonia

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Proven experience in every phase of music production. Versatile professional with expertise in all aspects of music production and performance. Creative, critical thinker with record of success spanning diverse settings. Resourceful and analytical problem solver. Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. Technically savvy. Insightful, innovative, and diligent.
CORE COMPETENCIES
Musical Director Instrumentalist Lyricist
Arranger Composer Recording Producer
Vocalist Sound Designer Audio Engineer
Conductor Writer & Editor Comedy Writer
Corporate Manager Forensic Sound Enhancement Event Producer
Sound System Designer Teacher Entrepreneur & Inventor

HIGHLIGHTS OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Invented MIDI Dance Floor, device that enables dancers to trigger musical sounds by movements.
• Acted in role of Musical Director, Contributing Writer, Creative Consultant, and Performer for numerous corporate and private events for companies such as: AT&T, Bayer, Bell Atlantic, Chase Manhattan, Chemical Bank, Hallmark, KPMG, MCI, Merck, Nike, and Woman's Day.
• General Manager of Tecx/Ex Event Force, a full-service event production company.
• Wrote, directed, and performed in point-of-purchase presentation for Hallmark; after only 2 days, store sold out of products being promoted.
• Musical Director, conductor, pit musician, creative contributor, or performer for numerous Broadway & off-Broadway shows.
• Designed and executed sound systems for audiences of 5,000 people.
• As adjunct professor, deliver classroom instruction, develop curriculum, supervise recording and editing sessions; cover subjects including: Acoustics, Computer Basics, Audio Devices, Advanced Mixing, Electronic Systems, and MIDI & Synthesis.
• Arranged, conducted, and taught all music for theatrical and corporate productions; provide accompanying performances, and oversaw musical aspects of casting performers, sound FX production, and synthesis programming.
• Designed, engineered, executed, and operated audio/visual systems; managed digital imagery, from photography through retouching, editing, and archiving.
• Planned major events, including budgeting, staffing, marketing, client relations, and musical production.
• Producer/Emcee, series of fundraising concerts for charitable causes (10/2005 – Present)
• Arranged and Produced #1 song on mp3.com
• Served as Company Manager of Shadow Box Theatre touring show.
• Music Director for Manchester Dance Festival
• Team Leader for “Exploration of the Link between Creativity and Self-study,” CCS
• Managed all administrative and business functions for Sansonia Music and Sound


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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF CENTRAL NASSAU
Musical Director (9/2005 – Present)
NUMEROUS FUND-RAISING CONCERTS FOR VARIOUS CHARITIES
Producer/Emcee (10/2005 – Present)
DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY, FBI, DEA, AND U.S. ATTORNEY’S OFFICE
Forensic Enhancement of Surveillance Recordings (4/2005 – Present)
TOURO COLLEGE
Professor of Digital Audio, Acoustics (9/2003 –Present)
TECX/EX EVENT FORCE, INC.
General Manager (8/2007 – 7/2009)
TROPICANA CASINO HOTEL
Musical Director (1/2003 – 7/2003)
CHUCK PRENTISS POLITICAL SONGBOOK
Producer/Musical Director/Arranger/Engineer (10/2003 – 9/2004)
KEN LONGERT PRODUCTIONS
Head of Audio/Visual Department (3/2002 – 12/2002)
SANSONIA MUSIC AND SOUND
Owner/Operator

COMPUTER SKILLS
SONAR, Pro Tools, DC Live Six, Sound Forge, Band-In-A-Box; MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; Overture, Sibelius, Finale, various image editing applications
AFFILIATION
Member, American Federation of Musicians and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

PUBLICATION
Arranger for The Second Spring by Joseph Bottum (St. Augustine’s Press)
Contributing Writer: Children’s Music Journal, National Lampoon
Profiled in book, Your Own Way in Music, by Nancy Uscher (St. Martin's Press)

AWARDS AND CERTIFICATION
American Song Festival
Kurzweil Award for Excellence in Music
Certified in Forensic Audio Enhancement
CREDITS
Musical Director/Creative Consultant/Performer
Firesign Theatre Reunion Concerts/Live Webcast
National Lampoon’s Class of ‘86 (TV special and Off Broadway show)
A Misty Christmas
Forever Motown
Manchester Dance Festival
Chicago City Limits
A Backer’s Audition
Anatomy of a Triangle
Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, and Me
Fandance, The Life of Sally Rand
Arthshow
Bourbon Street Naughties
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Misty’s Magic Mootown
The Bernie Fleshkin Radio Show
Marble Collegiate Church

Composer/Music Producer/Engineer
#1 song on MP3.com (“Rockabye Baby” – Magicdance)
FANDANCE – The Life of Sally Rand
CNN Travel Series
PBS Biography Series
PYST (CD-ROM game)
Sacramento Music Circus
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
The Belle of Amherst
A Life Together (independent film)
Throb (Sitcom with Jane Leeves)
Protest Warrior (several films)
Numerous Educational and Corporate Videos
Scholastic Inc (Audio recordings of Children’s Books)
Clever Jack and the Magic Beanstalk (CBS Special)

Keyboardist/Composer/Arranger
Bad Boy Records 10th Anniversary CD (Platinum)

Musical Director/Conductor (various venues & locations)
Pump Boys and Dinettes
The Gifts of the Magi
High-Heeled Women
Pirates Of Penzance
Always Patsy Cline
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
The Wizard of Oz
The Starblasters
Forever Motown
The Apple Tree
South Pacific
Guys & Dolls
George & Ira
Oliver
The Temptations

Pit Musician
Hair, I Do I Do, Peter Pan, Pajama Game, Paint Your Wagon

Lyricist
Good Day New York (Fox)
Talk Live (MSNBC)
American Comedy Network
Bayer AG International
Theatre for Learning
Long Wharf Theatre
Numerous others

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Conductor/Musician
Little Shop of Horrors (Original Production)
The Robber Bridegroom (New York City Revival)
Steve DePass, America's Singing Poet (Asian Tour)

Instrumentalist/Actor/Singer
Pump Boys and Dinettes (Original Broadway Run; National Tour)
Song of Singapore (Original Off-Broadway Run)

Instructor
Touro College
Kaufman Center
Center for the Media Arts
The New Catholic High School
Bank Street School for Children
Circle in the Square Theatre School
NYC Afterschool Enrichment Program

Visiting Musical Director/Instructor
Pace University (New York, NY)
Greenwoods Theatre (Norfolk, CT)
Long Trail School (Dorset, VT)
Children's Theatres: First All-Children's Theatre, Shadow Box Theatre, and Theatre in a Trunk.

Music Consultant
New York City Youth Bureau
New York City Department of Parks

Band Leader
The Citybillys (1st US Country band to tour Africa)
Conspiracy to Commit Music (eclectic, modern)
The Old Country Refugees (early styles of jazz)
Sansonia Orchestras (Club dates, weddings, etc.)
Elite Music & Entertainment
Cliff Hanger Entertainment

Solo Performer
Numerous clubs, concerts, festivals spanning USA, Europe, and Africa

Accompanist, Producer, Arranger, and/or Conductor
Numerous, including: Diddy, MA$E, Richard Gere, Constantine Maroulis, The Temptations, Shawn Colvin, Michael Feinstein, Mary Fahl, Deodato, Maria Muldaur, Nicolette Larson, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Marcus Simeone, Annie Golden, Misty Rowe, Jimmy Dean
Songwriter
Songs performed/recorded by numerous artists, such as: Annie Golden, Misty Rowe, Tom Chapin, Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Jonathon Edwards, Mary Birdsong, Marcus Simeone, Freebo, Brian O’Conner, and Peter Dinklage
Instruments: Piano, accordion and all electronic keyboards, guitar (many styles, excellent fingerstyle), acoustic & electric bass, mandolin, banjoes, harmonica, trombone, percussion, functional knowledge of many more.

BA in Music from Empire State College