Michael Todd Krueger, Conductor & Music Director
After a distinguished teaching career at the college and university levels, Michael Todd Krueger has dedicated himself to the cause of the adult avocational singer and to singing as a life-long proposition. Krueger currently serves as conductor and music director for two of the most prominent auditioned community choruses along the Colorado Front Range: the 120-voice Larimer Chorale in Fort Collins (located 60 miles north of Denver), and the 75-member Voices West (formerly the Littleton Chorale, based in the south metropolitan Denver area). Krueger is also director of the adult choir and minister of music at King of Glory Lutheran Church in Arvada, Colorado, and he maintains an active voice studio specifically for adults. 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 the following major works: Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, the Vivaldi Gloria, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, Orff’s Carmina Burana, 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 and the Master of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley (UNC). He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting and literature from the University of Illinois. 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.