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Tuesday, May 8 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Unsung Heroes: Making It as a Music Director

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Behind every major concert tour, award show, opera or musical, there’s a music director working behind the scenes (and sometimes under the stage). MDs are the secret shot-callers of live music events, tasked with whipping musicians and arrangements into shape on frequently impossible deadlines. Our panelists are all expert musicians who have spent decades working with many of the world’s most popular artists, TV shows and events. They’ll offer a glimpse into this rarely-seen world of the backup musicians that make your favorite performers sound so good. You’ll find out what it takes to make it as an MD, and get a deeper appreciation for how MDs tie all the elements together for a flawless show, every single time.

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Marcus Miller

Board member, Producer, Composer, Bassist – Luther Vandross, Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, ASCAP
Marcus Miller has been dubbed one of the most influential artists of our time.  At the top ofhis game for over 30 years, he is a two-time Grammy award winner, (U.S.), winner of the2013 Edison Award for Lifetime Achievement In Jazz (Holland), winner of the 2010Victoire du Jazz (France... Read More →

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Paul Mirkovich

Music Director, Arranger, Musician – P!nk, Cher, The Voice
Paul Mirkovich is an American musician, band director, arranger andkeyboardist currently musical director for the NBC television production ofThe Voice from 2011 till the present working with literally hundreds ofsingers and many international superstars on the Show like ChristinaAguilera... Read More →
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Greg Phillinganes

Music Director, Musician - Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, The GRAMMYS
Greg Phillinganes is one of the world’s most sought after Keyboard artists. A Detroit native and music veteran for over 40 years, he began his career in 1975 with Stevie Wonder as part of his band, Wonderlove. Since leaving Stevie in 1979, Phillinganes went on to record, perform... Read More →
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Kevin Teasley

Music Director, Composer, Musician – Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Empire
 Whether it be as a music director, composer, arranger, music producer or performer,chances are you have heard Kevin Teasley's work. He is one of Hollywood’s mostmulti-talented and multi-faceted creatives in the music industry today. While he’s called Los Angeles home for the... Read More →

Tuesday May 8, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am PDT
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