SERGEY BOGZA is a conductor, composer, pianist, and a published author. He is in his second season as Music Director and Conductor of Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and faculty member at Millikin University. He is the recipient of the “Best Talent” at OCA 10th International Masterclass for Conductors, 1st prize winner of the 2016 International Conductors Workshop and Competition, and 2nd prize winner with the London Classical Soloists competition. Highlights for 17/18 include collaborations with The Atlanta Ballet, The Moscow Ballet, Ilya Yakushev, and Millikin Union of Choirs in a performance of Beethoven Symphony No. 9.
Mr. Bogza has guest conducted Symphonicity of Virginia Beach, Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra, The Berlin Sinfonietta, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music orchestras, and was selected to conduct Discovery Series Concerts at the Oregon Bach Festival. Mr. Bogza appears regularly as an adjudicator and guest clinician. Upcoming appearances include District 3 ILMEA Orchestra and Fox Valley Music Festival.
Mr. Bogza’s previous posts include Artistic Director of Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra, Heartland Symphony Orchestra, Hyperion Singers, Assistant Conductor at the University of Minnesota and Central Washington University, and Conductor for Music in World Cultures.
D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting, University of Minnesota
M.M. in Orchestral Conducting, Central Washington University
B.M. in Music Education - Portland State University
In addition to his work on the podium, Mr. Bogza is an internationally performed composer. With over 40 compositions and arrangements, his works have been performed across the US and featured at the New Music Festival in Kazan, Russia. Mr. Bogza's DMA dissertation centered on transcribing Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote for chamber orchestra of 17 players.