MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI is a favorite with concertgoers across the country. The much-sought-after pops conductor is known for his imaginative and entertaining programs and his delightfully wry sense of humor. Audiences who attend his concerts leave smiling, remembering the evening's music and surprises.
Krajewski serves as principal pops conductor of the Houston Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony. He completed his long tenure as Principal Pops Conductor at Long Beach in the 2004/05 season and he completes his tenure as the New Mexico Symphony's Principal Pops Conductor at the close of the 2006/2007 season. As a guest conductor, he has appeared with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the orchestras of St. Louis, San Francisco, Detroit, Baltimore, Atlanta, Minnesota, Oregon, North Carolina, San Jose, San Diego, San Antonio, Phoenix, Ottawa, and many more. He has performed with Judy Collins, Roberta Flack, Doc Severinsen, Cab Calloway, Al Hirt, the Kingston Trio, the Canadian Brass, and Ben E. King, among others.
Born in Detroit, Michael Krajewski holds degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and he furthered his training with studies at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and an artist intern with the Michigan Opera Theatre. For eleven years he served as music director of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. He has also held positions as music director of the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra, assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and resident conductor of the Florida Symphony Orchestra. Krajewski has twice received awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) for adventuresome programming of contemporary music.
Michael Krajewski lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, Darcy.