about

Dana Kaproff is an award winning film composer, songwriter, and lecturer. He has scored close to 100 theatrical, cable, and television movies, as well as multiple series, mini-series, and documentaries. His credits include assignments for CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, HBO, Showtime, Paramount, Universal, and PBS, to name a few. He has also worked in advertising, creating music and sound design for Apple, Forex, Kraft, Kyocera, and BMW.

Kaproff’s most recent film credits include the feature documentaries GRINGO: THE DANGEROUS LIFE OF JOHN MCAFEE for director Nanette Burstein, BURIED IN BURMA for director Mark Mannucci, and GREGORY CREWDSON: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS for director Ben Shapiro. He also wrote, directed, produced, and scored A CHILD’S FATE, currently on the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations official website and in worldwide distribution.

From his early work with Toto band members to his recent iTunes collaboration with World Music artist Somi, Kaproff has maintained an active role in the recording industry. His current hit song Passo A Passo has received over 700,000 plays on Spotify. It features co-writer and Brazilian songstress Bianca Rossini, whose music video, Meu Amor, spotlights another of their collaborations. Other album credits demonstrate similar diversity, ranging from rocker Pat Benatar, to adult contemporary icon Dame Shirley Bassey, to jazz trumpeter Blue Mitchell, and he has several soundtracks out, too.

Kaproff’s IT company, audioRiot™, works closely with premium website designers, offering sonic branding, voiceovers, music, and other audio elements to enhance the user experience. He also owns a publishing house, Mi Myoozik, and is a visiting professor and lecturer on film music at NYU, The NY Film Academy and other academic and professional institutions.

The son of one of LA’s most prominent studio musicians, Kaproff began his film scoring career apprenticing with such Hollywood giants as Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, and John Barry. After his student years at UCLA and Berkeley, he went on to study classical composition with many notable contemporary composers, including George Tremblay, Andrew Imbrie, and Paul Chihara. He has served on the AMPAS Music Branch Executive Committee for many years, and is involved with the Association of Music Producers (AMP), IFP, AICP, and ASCAP.

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