Gregory Krajci
Status: Member
Member Since: May 11, 2009
Last Visit:August 23, 2019

Gregory Krajci

Gregory Krajci begins the 2018-2019 academic year as the director of orchestras at W. Tresper Clarke High School in the East Meadow School District (NY). Prior to joining the East Meadow faculty, Mr. Krajci was the orchestra teacher at H. Frank Carey High School in Franklin Square, NY where he directed three thriving orchestras encompassing grades 7-12. Due to a lack of an elementary string feeder program, he built string players from a heterogenous orchestra setting as 7th graders to high school performing orchestras receiving consistent Gold ratings at the NYSSMA Majors Organization Festival.

Mr. Krajci is currently the Vice-President for Division V of the Nassau Music Educators Association (NMEA) after serving as Division V Orchestra Chairperson for the past four years. He is also a member of National Association for Music Education (NAfME), New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA), and the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA). Mr. Krajci is an active performer as a violinist with the South Shore Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Northern New York and has previously played with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Sound Symphony Orchestra, and North Shore Music Festival. He is an adjudicator for the NYSSMA Solo Festival and guest conductor and clinician (and proud alumni) for the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. Mr. Krajci maintains an active private studio with deeply rooted in the Suzuki style.

Mr. Krajci graduated summa cum laude with honors from the Crane School of Music (SUNY Potsdam) with a BM in Music Education and summa cum laude from Shenandoah Conservatory (Shenandoah University) with an MM in Music Education. He has completed long-term Suzuki training in Violin Units 1-7 at the Hartt Suzuki Institute. Violin teachers include Dr. Sarah Hersh (Crane School), St. Judy Spokes Cho (US Army Strings); conducting teachers include Kenneth Andrews (Crane School) and David Zerull (Shenandoah Conservatory); and Suzuki training has been with Dr. Susan Baer, Teri Einfledt, and James Hutchins (HSI).

In addition to his musical training, Mr. Krajci is trained in dance and theater. Having begun studies at age 4, he received dance instruction in ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, Afro-Caribbean, ballroom, and Latin styles from world-renowned teachers and coaches. Mr. Krajci directed and choreographed the musical theatre program at H. Frank Carey HS, where his students were recognized for their work both on and off the stage by the Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance. He will continue to choreograph the musical productions at W. Tresper Clarke HS.