FOR THE JOY OF MUSIC.
Michael Bednarsky is an American orchestral conductor of classical and contemporary music. Bednarsky conducts the Boston Conservatory Conductors' Orchestra and is the Conducting Assistant at the Orchestra of Indian Hill.
Bednarsky was the Music Director of the Buckeye Philharmonic Orchestra (Columbus, OH) during the 2017-2018 season. Prior to this appointment, Bednarsky served as the orchestra’s Associate Conductor from 2015-2017. During this tenure, Bednarsky led the orchestra through a period of substantial growth. As an advocate of new music, Bednarsky organized a campaign to fund the orchestra’s first-ever commission. This successful campaign resulted in the completion of Echoes of Scarlet by Jason Wyse (Instructor of Music, Malone University).
A NEW APPROACH.
Bednarsky has recently collaborated with composition students at Boston Conservatory and the Wintergreen Music Festival & Academy to premiere works with various instrumentations.
As a music educator, Bednarsky has worked with numerous middle and high school bands as a guest clinician for contest preparations and summer music camps. Bednarsky is currently a Master’s candidate at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, where he is under the mentorship of Maestro Bruce Hangen. He has also studied with Maestro Victor Yampolsky at the Wintergreen Music Festival & Academy. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University, where he received the Kinnan Music Education Award and Excellence in Ensembles and Conducting Award.