Mikhail “Misha” Shtangrud was born in Moscow to a family of choral conductors, Mikhail took violin and piano training at the Liadov Children’s Music School and sang with the Big Children’s Choir for Russian State Radio & Television. Misha later studied choral conducting at the Moscow State Music College named after Tchaikovsky. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Southern California. Mikhail serves as the Director of Vocal Ensembles at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, is Artistic Director of the Burbank Chorale, and is the Artistic Director of Musyca Children’s Choir.
YOUTH ARTS UNDERGROUND is a Radio Show unlike any other. Hosted by the Teen Founders of Youth Arts Outreach (YAO), a group of young and insane artists from different disciplines, exploring the world of the arts. One of their goals is to gain a better understanding of the commonalities in the arts which leads to a better understanding of themselves. They are showing the general public how art can change the world.
Every first and third Friday of the month, these young active producers will be bringing you discussions on trending topics, the arts (film, art, photography, fashion, design, etc.), culture, lifestyle all to the background of good music from both local and established artists. They’ll also introduce you to the best from L.A. and the O.C.’s Underground.
Learn more about Youth Arts Outreach here