Anthony Krempa lives in the Chicago area, but hails from Southeast Michigan where he grew up. He received his bachelors in music education from Wayne State University, and has Masters degree work from both Wayne State and Vandercook College in Chicago. After long stints teaching Orchestra, Band, and Choir in Michigan, he currently serves as the Associate Director of orchestra at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. He is also an active clinician, guest speaker and festival adjudicator, and has conducted many adult ensembles throughout the Midwest region. His recent performance credits include regular public chamber music recitals, serving as principal second violin with the Lakeview Orchestra, and section violin the Chicago Composers Orchestra, a group who’s mission involves performing living composer’s works.
Described as “passionate and inspiring”, Anthony brings a vast and varied conducting experience to the EYSO, and revels in the opportunity to help shape the next generation of young musicians. Philharmonia conductor since 2014, he loves working with such a passionate and engaged group of music educators!