Summary of Qualifications

Proven experience in every phase of event production. Versatile professional with expertise in all aspects of music production and performance. Creative, critical thinker with record of success spanning diverse settings. Resourceful and analytical problem solver. Outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills. Technically savvy. Insightful, innovative, and diligent.

Core Competencies

Musical Director Composer Lyricist
Arranger Instrumentalist Recording Producer
Conductor Sound Designer Audio Engineer
Vocalist Writer & Editor Comedy Writer
Corporate Manager Forensic Sound Enhancement Event Producer
Sound System Designer Teacher Entrepreneur & Inventor

Highlights of Accomplishments

  • Acted in role of Musical Director, Contributing Writer, Creative Consultant, and Performer for numerous corporate and private events for companies such as: AT&T, Bayer, Bell Atlantic, Chase Manhattan, Chemical Bank, Hallmark, KPMG, MCI, Merck, Nike, and Woman's Day.
  • General Manager of Tecx/Ex Event Force, a full-service event production company.
  • Wrote, directed, and performed in point-of-purchase presentation for Hallmark; after only 2 days, store sold out of products being promoted.
  • Invented MIDI Dance Floor, device that enables dancers to trigger musical sounds by movements.
  • Produced concerts, which involved coordination of publicity, overseeing finances, and developing brochure and playbill.
  • Designed and executed sound systems for audiences of 5,000 people.
  • As adjunct professor, deliver classroom instruction, develop curriculum, supervise recording and editing sessions; cover subjects including: Acoustics, Computer Basics, Audio Devices, Advanced Mixing, Electronic Systems, and MIDI & Synthesis.
  • Arranged, conducted, and taught all music for theatrical and corporate productions; provide accompanying performances, and oversaw musical aspects of casting performers, sound FX production, and synthesis programming.
  • Designed, engineered, executed, and operated audio/visual systems; managed digital imagery, from photography through retouching, editing, and archiving.
  • Planned major events, including budgeting, staffing, marketing, client relations, and musical production.
  • Producer/Emcee, series of fundraising concerts for charitable causes (10/2005 – Present)
  • Arranged and Produced #1 song on
  • Served as Company Manager of Shadow Box Theatre touring show.
  • Music Director for Manchester Dance Festival
  • Team Leader for “Exploration of the Link between Creativity and Self-study,” CCS
  • Managed all administrative and business functions for Sansonia Music and Sound

Professional Experience

Tecx/ex event force, inc.

General Manager (8/2007 – 7/2009)

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau

Musical Director (9/2005 – Present)

Numerous Fund-raising concerts for various charities

Producer/Emcee (10/2005 – Present)

Dept. of Homeland Security, FBI, DEA, and U.S. Attorney’s Office

Forensic Enhancement of Surveillance Recordings (4/2005 – Present)

Touro College

Professor of Digital Audio, Acoustics (9/2003 –Present)

Tropicana Casino Hotel

Musical Director (1/2003 – 7/2003)

Chuck Prentiss Political Songbook

Producer/Musical Director/Arranger/Engineer (10/2003 – 9/2004)

Ken Longert Productions (full-service production company)

Head of Audio/Visual Department (3/2002 – 12/2002)

Sansonia Music and Sound


Computer Skills

SONAR, Sibelius, Pro Tools, Live Six, Sound Forge, Band-In-A-Box; MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; various image editing applications


Member, American Federation of Musicians and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers 


Profiled in book, Your Own Way in Music, by Nancy Uscher (St. Martin's Press)

Contributor to Children’s Music Journal

Contributor to National Lampoon


Musical Director/Creative Consultant/Performer

National Lampoon’s Class of ‘86 (TV special and Off Broadway show)

Firesign Theatre Reunion Concerts/Live Webcast

The Bernie Fleshkin Radio Show

Last Chronicles of Ballyfungus

Manchester Dance Festival

Bourbon Street Naughties

Marble Collegiate Church

Misty’s Magic Mootown

Anatomy of a Triangle

A Backer’s Audition

Chicago City Limits

A Misty Christmas

Forever Motown


Composer/Lyricist/Music Producer/Musical Director

Fandance – The Legend of Sally Rand


Michael Sansonia/Page 3 of 4

Composer/Music Producer/Engineer

#1 song on (“Rockabye Baby” – Magicdance)

FANDANCE – The Life of Sally Rand

CNN Travel Series

PBS Biography Series

PYST (CD-ROM game)

Sacramento Music Circus

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

The Belle of Amherst

A Life Together (short film)

Throb (Sitcom with Jane Leeves)

Protest Warrior (several films)

Numerous Educational and Corporate Videos

Scholastic Inc (Audio recordings of Children’s Books)

Clever Jack and the Magic Beanstalk (CBS Special) 


Bad Boy Records 10th Anniversary CD (Platinum) 

Musical Director/Conductor (various venues & locations)

Pump Boys and Dinettes

The Gifts of the Magi

High-Heeled Women

Always Patsy Cline

Smokey Joe’s Cafe

Forever Motown

The Wizard of Oz

The Apple Tree

South Pacific

Guys & Dolls

George & Ira


The Temptations

Steve De Pass (Asian Tour) 

Pit Musician


I Do I Do

Peter Pan

Pajama Game

Paint Your Wagon  


Good Day New York (Fox)

Talk Live (MSNBC)

American Comedy Network

Bayer AG International

Theatre for Learning

Long Wharf Theatre

Numerous others  


Michael Sansonia/Page 4 of 4 


Little Shop of Horrors (Original Production)

The Robber Bridegroom (New York City Revival)

Steve DePass, America's Singing Poet (Asian Tour)  


Pump Boys and Dinettes (Original Broadway Run; National Tour)

Song of Singapore (Original Off-Broadway Run)   


Touro College

Kaufman Center

Center for the Media Arts

The New Catholic High School

Bank Street School for Children

Circle in the Square Theatre School 

NYC Afterschool Enrichment Program 

Visiting Musical Director/Instructor

Pace University (New York, NY)

Greenwoods Theatre (Norfolk, CT)

Long Trail School (Dorset, VT)

Children's Theatres: First All-Children's Theatre, Shadow Box Theatre, and Theatre in a Trunk.  

Music Consultant

New York City Youth Bureau

New York City Department of Parks 

Band Leader

The Citybillys (1st US Country band to tour Africa)

Conspiracy to Commit Music (eclectic, modern)

The Old Country Refugees (early styles of jazz)

Sansonia Orchestras (Club dates, weddings, etc.)

Elite Music & Entertainment

Cliff Hanger Entertainment 

Solo Performer

Numerous clubs, concerts, festivals spanning USA, Europe, and Africa  

Accompanist, Producer, Arranger, and/or Conductor

Numerous recording and performing artists, including: Diddy, MA$E, Richard Gere, Constantine Maroulis, The Temptations, Shawn Colvin, Michael Feinstein, Mary Fahl, Deodato, Maria Muldaur, Nicolette Larson, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Marcus Simeone, Annie Golden, Misty Rowe, and Jimmy Dean  


Songs performed and recorded by numerous artists, such as: Annie Golden, Misty Rowe, Tom Chapin, Davy Jones, Mickey Dolenz, Jonathon Edwards, Mary Birdsong, Marcus Simeone, Freebo, Brian O’Conner, and Peter Dinklage 

Instruments: Piano, accordion and all electronic keyboards, guitar (many styles, excellent fingerstyle), acoustic & electric bass, mandolin, banjoes, harmonica, trombone, percussion, functional knowledge of many more.