Zane Kuchera is a Boston based composer and orchestrator for the stage, film, and TV. He is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music, majored in Contemporary Writing & Production as a vocal principal, and possesses a Master Certificate in Orchestration for Film & TV, and a Specialist Certificate in Lyric Writing.
Zane also teaches music composition, piano, and voice. He composes, arranges, and engineers studio recording sessions for local artists in the genres of Pop, Jazz, R&B, Soul, Musical Theater, and Classical. He is a member of ASCAP, NOMTI, BACA, and BSW.
2015 Lyricist for the new musical entitled “THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY” by playwright and composer John Surovy of NOMTI
2013 Producing, Composing, and Orchestrating music for the new musical “THE FLAMINGO RED TEA ROOM“, by playwright Martha Patterson
2013 Producer, Composer, Orchestrator, and co-Lyricist for the new musical “LILY“, by playwright Martha Patterson
2012 Producing, Composing, and Orchestrating music for the new musical “FAMILY WEEK”, by playwright Richard Wayne
2009 Scored music for the musical “PARSIFAL”, by David Morrow
2006 Music Director, Arranger, and Composer for the musical Shakespeare In The Park, “AS YOU LIKE IT“
2005 Music Transcriber for the musical “SURVIVING THE NIAN”, by Melissa Li, The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA
2005 Music Director, Arranger, and Composer for the musical “SHELTER”, by Doug Allen
FILMS / ADVERTISEMENTS
2012 Producer, Composer, and Orchestrator of the film score for the animation film “I’m Not Alone”, by Tiffany Cooper
2011 Producer, Composer, and Orchestrator of the film score for a Clinique Advertisement by Victoria Rivera
2009 Scored music for the independent film “Catching On”, by Chuck Pistorino
2008 Scored music for the independent film “Safety Deposit Dreams”, by Zachary Wilson
2016 Producer, Composer, and Orchestrator for the music CD “Film Work”
2014 Joined forces with TAXI – The World’s Leading Independent A&R Company
A smooth blend of warm vocals and a lush orchestral contemporary arrangement of new music for Shakespeare’s play “As You Like It”, using Shakespeare’s lyrics. Soundtrack ready for stage production. Score available. Contains all original instrumental musical compositions to Shakespeare’s lyrics. This work was inspired and used by the Gazebo Players of Medfield, Massachusetts in July of 2006, directed by David Logan-Morrow, plus vocal performances of those songs by Zane Kuchera.
Warm, sensual, deep, lush, male vocals with rich musical arrangements weaving through the emotional life journey from adolescence into adulthood. An original collection of Pop/Soft Rock songs about love, life, and relationships.
Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, John Bucchino, Jimmy Webb, Barbra Streisand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Bach, Mozart, Sting, Diana Ross, Jennifer Holiday, Cher, Deborah Cox, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Sade, Luther Vandross, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, Taylor Dayne, Dionne Warwick, B.J. Thomas, Mariah Carey, Brenda Russell, George Michael, Bonnie Raitt, Stephanie Mills, Kenny Loggins, Peter Gabriel, David Benoit, Curtis Stigers, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Feinstein, Anita Baker, Regina Belle, Joshua Kadison, Sarah McLachian, James Taylor
“Zane Kuchera is a talented, conscientious, music producer/writer/ recording engineer. I hired Zane a number of times to produce/record my original songs. Zane is skilled in music production and has a professional attitude to match. I would not hesitate to recommend Zane for a variety of creative musical projects, including scoring for jingles and film/video.” – Jamie Murphy (Musician / Songwriter / Recording Artist)
“Zane worked with me composing the music for the five songs William Shakespeare wrote for his play, AS YOU LIKE IT. Unlike some composers, Zane readily understood what was needed and went about the task without flinching! Working with Zane was indeed a pleasure and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.
..music is unique, beautiful, powerful, personal and moving. When a singer can open up his soul and share his feelings with people he’s never met — that’s an artist.” – David Logan-Morrow (playwright)
“In every song, Zane wears his heart on his sleeve, and it’s a gorgeous heart. Zane’s strong tenor rings out with understated candor” – Lindsay Cobb (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)
“You were professional, experienced, skilled, and extraordinarily reliable. You were familiar and confident with your work, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Not to mention you were friendly, supportive, and easy to work with! I highly recommend you for any type of composition, transcribing, or notation work” –Melissa Li (playwright, composer “Surviving The Nian”, The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA)
“I was so pleased to witness Zane’s debut as a solo cabaret singer at Amazing Things this week. Zane is a true delight as a person: kind and gentle and compassionate with a well of emotions that is both deep and very near the surface. These words could also be used to describe him as a performer. In a set that included John Bucchino, Jimmy Webb, and original work, Zane charmed and moved all of us and delivered a very special 40 minutes of warmth on a cold night. Bravo, Zane!” – Wayne Fritsche (Actor/Songwriter/Vocalist)
“An engaging performance where Zane, with his tall and handsome elegance, peers into your soul with his clear blue eyes and caresses you with his warm soothing vocals. He delivers the song directly to your heart from his with a beautiful balance of raw emotion infused with passion and musical technique.” – Zola (Recording Artist/Songwriter/TulipSongs International)
“Zane Kuchera sings with conviction – allowing the words to come through him and have meaning for him and the audience. His lovely tenor voice is a pleasure to hear.”
“You were absolutely wonderful – so open, so sincere, so communicative, so real. And you sang beautifully. Thank you for a splendid evening.” – Leslie Holmes (Host, Amazing Things Arts Center)