Skip to main content


N/A - N/A



Jeffrey Grogan

Jeffrey Grogan

Orchestra Keynote

Clinic Synopsis:

Jeffrey Grogan - Biographical Information

Jeffrey Grogan is an internationally-acclaimed conductor and teacher, currently serving asDirector of Orchestral Activities at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University.During the summers, he is invited by the LA Philharmonic to conduct alongside Gustavo Dudamel at Disney Hall, a part of the Youth Orchestras of Los Angeles National Festival. Grogan was scheduled to appear at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and theBeethoven2020 Festival in Vienna this summer prior to the virus outbreak. Recent work includes conducting at the Sydney Opera House, Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland, and inBangkok and Singapore. Grogan serves as a Master Educator for the Yamaha Corporation of America and also on the Advisory Committees of the Midwest Clinic and Music for All.Following his passion for performing and helping to create new music for orchestras, he has collaborated with many composers such as Lowell Liebermann, Michael Colgrass, Eric Whitacre, Steven Stucky, and Scott McAllister – as well as soloists Richard Stolzman, Stefan Hoskuldsson, Julian Schwarz, and the Canadian Brass. Grogan worked in studio and on several projects with violinist and composer Mark O’Connor. Grogan recordedO’Connor’s March of the Gypsy Fiddler with the Ahn Trio and New Jersey YouthSymphony on OMAC Records, which is played on classical music radio throughout the country. He previously served eleven seasons as Education and Community EngagementConductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and as Conductor and Artistic Director of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, the InterSchool Orchestras of New York and the NewJersey Youth Symphony. He was founding Artistic Director of two El Sistema inspired program in New Jersey, CHAMPS and the Paterson Music Project. Grogan taught for over a decade at the University of Michigan, Ithaca College, and Baylor University. He is also the former Associate Director of Bands and Marching Band Director at the University ofMichigan and Baylor University.