Michael Bednarsky is an accomplished Music Education student at The Ohio State University. He studies clarinet with Dr. Caroline Hartig, and also has substantial experience with saxophone and piano. Michael is the Associate Conductor of The Buckeye Philharmonic Orchestra and plays clarinet in The Ohio State University Wind Symphony.
Michael has performed in masterclasses for world-renowned clarinetists Richard Stoltzman and Ricardo Morales. He has served as a chaperone for the High School and Middle School honor bands at The Ohio State University, and has also served as a camp counselor at the School of Music’s Clarinet Academy, where he was responsible for logistical operations and small-group/individual performance instruction. He has worked as a woodwind instructor for marching bands at Bishop Watterson, Clark-Shawnee, and Brecksville-Broadview Heights high schools.
Michael has played clarinet in The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony, Off The Lake Productions’ pit orchestra (Hairspray), Ohio Music Educators Association All-State Band, the Macy’s Great American Marching Band, the Ohio State University Honor Band, and the Brecksville Little Theatre pit orchestra (The Music Man). He has also participated in the OMEA Solo & Ensemble events and The Cleveland Orchestra’s Gordon Square residency performances.
In his high school years, Michael was lead alto in the jazz ensemble and drum major of his marching band. He conducted a woodwind choir which performed Christmas tunes at local nursing homes and The Cleveland Clinic. Michael was President of his chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Youth Leadership Association.
Michael is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and the Ohio Music Education Association.