Asst. Prof/Dir, MDSO |  217-424-3774 | Perkinson Music Center 333, 1260 W Main St. 

D.M.A. in Orchestral Conducting, Univeristy of Minnesota
M.M. in Orchestral Conducting, Central Washington University
B.M. in Music Education - Portland State Univeristy

SERGEY BOGZA is the new conductor of Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and faculty member at Millikin University. He is the winner of the 2016 International Conductors Workshop and Competition and has been selected as Music Director finalist with Symphonicity (Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach). 2016/2017 includes collaborations with Mikhail Yanovitsky, Gabriel Cabezas, Kate Liu, Music Saint Croix, and guest conductor appearance with Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra. 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. Mr. Bogza has conducted The Berlin Sinfonietta, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music orchestras,  and was selected to conduct Discovery Series Concerts at the Oregon Bach Festival.

Mr. Bogza earned the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota, where served as Assistant Conductor for University Symphony Orchestra, University Opera Theatre, and co-led the Campus Orchestras program. In 2014, Mr. Bogza conducted workshop premiere of two American operas, Sister Carrie and Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Grammy Award-winning composers Robert Aldridge and Hershel Garfein. Mr. Bogza has earned a degree of Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from 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.