About

Zane Kuchera Multimedia Production & Design uses technology, engineering, and innovation to integrate the artistic and scientific worlds of audio and visual media, providing rich and compelling sensory experiences.

Zane holds a Master Certificate from Berklee College of Music in Orchestration for Film and TV, writes for full orchestra and band, and has recorded music available in many music libraries throughout the world for music supervisors to license. He has also composed several theatre musicals and several potential TV advertisements, documentaries, and independent films.

As a Music Producer and Recording Engineer, Zane produces musicians and arranges, mixes, and masters their albums. Zane also teaches music composition, piano, and voice.

News

  • iTunes Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, and other streaming services just added a bunch of my new songs. See the list here
  • Just finished a project with the artist Martha Rogers. A prolific and gifted musician, she is releasing her first album and I am honored to be her music producer.

Recommendations

Katie Cameron Sage

“Zane Kuchera ... fun and sensitive to the subtle nuances of lyrical expression as it fit the music ... and ... has a natural flair for ability to create Film Score background ...” - musician
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Jamie Murphy

“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.” - songwriter
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David Logan-Morrow

"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...
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Melissa Li

"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" - playwright
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Wayne Fritsche

"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...
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Tulip Songs International

“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.” - publisher
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Elaine Orsillo

“Zane is a knowledgeable passionate teacher. What I enjoy most is his willingness to gear his lessons to your needs as a student, often asking you what you are more interested in studying or where you feel your weaknesses are. He is always ready to answer your questions, and his enthusiasm and love of teaching is apparent from the first...
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Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

"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" - publication
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Amazing Things Arts Center

"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." - performance venue
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Gazebo Players of Medfield

“The Shakespeare production of "As You Like It" was memorable for the original music composed by Zane Kuchera. Shakespeare's script is punctuated with many songs, and Composer Kuchera set Shakespeare's words to music, allowing the cast to sing Shakespeare's words as well as say them” - publication
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David Morrow

"I spent the morning listening to the songs on this CD. In a few words (well, more than a few) Mr. Kuchera's 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. These are not merely lyrics set to music. They...
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Richard Wayne

Zane’s studio is polished, professional, and high-tech, but also comfortable and welcoming a singer’s dream, much like Zane himself.  Highly recommended!” - actor
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Jon Gilbert Leavitt

“I’ve known Zane Kuchera for close to two decades now through music collaboration and composition, and his insight and skills have only gotten better over time. Although a formal musical education is an important asset, to have the ear, and have the gift of music from the soul and be able to convey that to other artists’ projects is a unique talent....
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Zola

”Zane Kuchera  has many years of experience working as a composer, arranger and music producer on projects for clients worldwide.  His technical, sound engineering  and music theory knowledge, paired with his many years of practical experience in the studio is an asset to any songwriter, vocalist and musician and that, together with his patience and easy manner, makes him a...
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Martha Rogers

“After working with Zane for 17 years I have more to say than can fit into a short recommendation.  Zane has a rare mix of talents that set him apart from many professional studio producers.  He is both a teacher and a follower, an expert and a learner, a highly experienced musician and a lifelong student of music’s fundamentals, an...
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Amy Syd Babcock

“What I like most about Zane Kuchera is he has the perfect combination of technical expertise, musical insight and sweetness of temper.  His studio is so comfortable and professional, but what always drew me the most was how personable he is.  He’s kind and considerate, a good listener and truly cares about people and their musical vision.  It’s a winning...
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Projects


  • This SoundCloud playlist includes my song collaboration with Elena J. She’s on vocals, I’m the band.

  • This SoundCloud playlist includes my newest songs. Katie Sage is the lyricist. I’m the band.

Reviews

  1. I love the music melody and chord parts on One to care ,  followed by the voices inside verse …. and later the remembering verse ….” – Z. Shuman (Songwriter/Performer)
  2. “Beautiful words/sentiment, lovely melody and performance!” – H. Auerbach, PhD.
  3. … Soothing.” – M. Kirk
  4. Very Chick Corea!” – K. Cameron S.
  5. Very pretty and a haunting melody…” – Rick K.
  6. “This is really cool, Zane.  My ears instantly perked up at the second chord.  You have such a wonderful way of serving up something harmonically unexpected that makes me want to hear more.  And there were several times where I think the phrase crossed the barline with some kind of hemiola or stretched out beat.  That has the same effect of drawing me in.  I LOVED your harmony at the end.  It has just enough dissonance to evoke a sense of another place and time. “ – M. Rogers (Music Educator/Songwriter)
  7. “Love both lyrics and music. Really like this and I believe you found the soul of the song with music” – Judy Appel, Mystic Fish Blog (Mysticfish.info)
  8. “Well done! Nice catchy hook on chorus – bravo!” – Zola, Tulip Productions (zola.us/Singer/Songwriter)
  9. “Zane, these songs are both so rich and full.  I just listened once so far and I’m moved again by what a difference in your music when you have a good lyricist.  The phrasing makes sense.  The chord progressions and the places of resonance or tension have meaning within the message of the text so the music and the lyrics work together.  It’s really cool to hear you get to use your abundant talents with someone who can match your level of experience and skill.  Keep going!” – M. Rogers (Music Educator/Songwriter)

You can download or stream my entire catalogue from the following websites: Spotify, Amazon Artist Page, Apple iTunes


Zane Kuchera Studios has a new location and a new look! Check it out here.


Listen to Zane’s original songs in their entirety as playlists on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/zanekuchera/sets)


The piano/vocal PDF score songbook is available for download at Holding Up The Sky songbook in my Store .


The Holding Up The Sky physical CD in a shrink-wrapped case is manufactured to order and shipped to your address at: Kunaki

Listen to Zane’s entire album collection Here