Michael Todd Krueger, Conductor & Music Director of Voices West
Michael Todd Krueger currently serves as conductor and music director for two of the outstanding auditioned community choruses along the Colorado Front Range. Voices West, with 65 members, is based in Littleton, Colorado and draws its members from the south Denver metro area. The 120-voice Larimer Chorale is located in Fort Collins and performs throughout northern Colorado. Krueger is also minister of music and director of the King's Singers adult choir at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Arvada, Colorado. Through these endeavors, he has become known for his inspiring musical leadership and a uniquely healthy approach to ensemble singing for adults.
A versatile conductor comfortable in both instrumental and vocal media, Krueger’s recent conducting opportunities have included: Orff’s Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn, Handel’s Messiah and the Mass of the Children by John Rutter.
Dr. Krueger earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from Luther College, the Master of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley (UNC) and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting and literature from the University of Illinois. He studied conducting and choral literature with Weston Noble, Chester Alwes, Anne Howard Jones and Don V Moses. He has served on the music faculties of Ithaca College, Morningside College, Millikin University, and the University of Wyoming.
Krueger is a former resident member of the Grammy Award-winning Robert Shaw Festival Singers, having performed in concert and recording sessions with the legendary late Maestro Shaw as part of a month-long residency in southern France, at Carnegie Hall, and at the ACDA National Convention in San Antonio, Texas. He has also performed with the Grammy-nominated UNC Axidentals Vocal Jazz Sextet directed by hall of fame jazz educator Gene Aitken. He has conducted all-state, honor choir, and choral festival performances for singers of all ages throughout North and South America and Europe and has led numerous concert tours to the many cultural centers of Europe.