Michael Bednarsky is a conductor and clarinetist currently studying at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with Maestro Bruce Hangen.  Mr. Bednarsky graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Music Education, where he also studied clarinet with Dr. Caroline Hartig.  At Ohio State, Mr. Bednarsky served as conductor of the Buckeye Philharmonic Orchestra from 2015 to 2018, during which time the orchestra experienced substantial growth.

Mr. Bednarsky has performed in clarinet masterclasses with Richard Stoltzman and Ricardo Morales.  He has performed with various ensembles at Ohio State, including the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Men’s Glee Club. He has worked with various high school marching and concert bands to help students prepare for their seasons and contests. At Ohio State, Mr. Bednarsky has been the recipient of the Morrill Excellence Scholarship, the Richard Stoltzman Scholarship, the Kinnan Music Education Scholarship, and the Excellence in Ensembles and Conducting Award. Mr. Bednarsky is from Brecksville, Ohio and graduated from Brecksville- Broadview Heights High School. As a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, he has worked with renowned conductors, including James Feddeck, Brett Mitchell, Marin Alsop, and Carl Topilow. Mr. Bednarsky is a member of the Ohio Music Education Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Updated May 8, 2018