Michael Bednarsky is a conductor studying at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee with Maestro Bruce Hangen. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Bednarsky was the music director of the Buckeye Philharmonic Orchestra (Columbus, OH), during which time the orchestra experienced substantial growth. Under Bednarsky’s direction, the Buckeye Philharmonic successfully raised funds to commission a new work, Echoes of Scarlet, by Jason Wyse (Instructor of Music at Malone University). The score is dedicated to Bednarsky and the Buckeye Philharmonic. As an educator, Bednarsky has been hired at several marching and concert bands to help students prepare for marching seasons and adjudicated performances. Bednarsky is an accomplished clarinetist and has performed in master classes with acclaimed artists Richard Stoltzman and Ricardo Morales. As a musician in the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, he has worked with renowned conductors, including James Feddeck, Brett Mitchell, Marin Alsop, and Carl Topilow. Mr. Bednarsky holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University, where he also studied clarinet with Dr. Caroline Hartig and received the Excellence in Ensembles and Conducting Award.
Updated November 23, 2018