Dana Kaproff

New York, New York, United States


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. Many examples are available at his website: From his early work with Toto band members to his most recent iTunes collaboration with World Music artist Somi, Kaproff has maintained an active role in the recording industry. His current music video, Meu Amor, features Brazilian songstress Bianca Rossini performing the title track from her upcoming CD. Other album credits demonstrate his 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 has begun a lecture series on film music at The NY Film Academy. 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. Kaproff’s most recent film credits include the feature documentaries Voices Of Violence and Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, which premiered this fall at Lincoln Center in New York.