About Michael Krajewski

Michael Krajewski began his role as principal pops conductor of the Houston Symphony starting in the 2000-2001 season. Currently principal pops conductor of the New Mexico, Long Beach and Jacksonville Symphonies, Krajewski is known for his delightfully wry sense of humor and imaginative, entertaining programming, both of which promise laughter and wonderful music.

A popular guest conductor with orchestras across the country, he has performed with the Boston Pops Orchestra and those of San Francisco, St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, Atlanta, Minnesota and Oregon, to name a few. He has appeared with such artists as Judy Collins, Doc Severinsen, Roberta Flack, Art Garfunkel, The Canadian Brass, Linda Eder, The Kingston Trio, Cab Calloway, Al Hirt, Cherish the Ladies and Ben E. King.

Born in Detroit, Michael Krajewski holds degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Cincinnati College ᾯ Conservatory of Music. 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 11 years he served as music director of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Krajewski has also held positions as assistant conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, music director of the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra and resident conductor of the Florida Symphony Orchestra.

Krajewski twice received awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for adventuresome programming of contemporary music.

Krajewski lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Darcy, and their cats, Spenser and Foster.