D.M.A. University of Minnesota - Guitar Performance
Secondary Area in Music Education
M.M. Georgia State University - Jazz Studies
B.M. Berklee College of Music - Professional Music
A.S. Columbia Greene Community College - Business Management
Dr. Michael Krajewski is an Assistant Professor Minnesota State University, Moorhead where he heads the guitar area and teaches courses in the School of Entertainment Industries and Technology as well as Commercial Music and Jazz Studies. From 2007 to 2012 Michael was a full time faculty member at McNally Smith College of Music. He also taught as an adjunct at St. Cloud State University from 2012 to 2014.
Dr. Michael J. Krajewski has twenty years of teaching experience. He enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels. Well versed in jazz, classical, and popular music, Dr. Krajewski brings this experience to each lesson. He has studied with some of the finest educators in the country. His teachers have included: John Sutherland and Jeffrey Van (classical), Dave Frackenpohl, Joe Beck, Jack Fragomeni, and Mark French (jazz), and Jon Finn and Jim Kelly (rock).
Michael has performed in many styles of music including jazz, rock, funk, and blues. He performs regularly in the Twin Cities as well as the Fargo-Moorhead area. He has shared the stage with such artists as Randy Brecker, Steve Cole, Tony Grey, and Denis Diblasio.
In 2001 Michael played in a master class at Catskill Jazz Festival with Ali Ryerson, Victor Lewis, and Bob Albanese and studied with the late guitarist Joe Beck. He has performed throughout the northeast in various Jazz, Funk, Country, Big Band, and Theater groups. Dr. Krajewski has been on the faculty of Berkshire Country Day School, Berkshire School, and Berkshire Music School in Massachusetts, and the Lovett School in Atlanta. As well as teaching guitar at Berkshire Music School, he created the Jazz Workshop and Jazz Ensemble. He has also presented clinics and master classes to High Schools and Private Studios throughout New York, Massachusetts, Georgia, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
Dr. Krajewski is available for private lessons as well as master classes and ensemble coaching.