2021 KMEA All-State Orchestra Conductor
Jeffrey Grogan was appointed Director of Orchestral Activities and Professor of Music at Oklahoma City University and as Artistic Director and of the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras in 2017. He is an internationally-known conductor and teacher dedicated to the pursuit of his craft and the nurturing of young talent. Mr. Grogan has served as conductor for many prestigious national and international festivals including the Honor Orchestra of America sponsored by Music for All; the Association for Music in International Schools Orchestra (Singapore); and the Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Other international appearances include Harpa Concert Hall in Iceland; in Bangkok, Thailand; and at the Opera House in Sydney, Australia.
Previously, Grogan served as Education and Community Engagement Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for eleven seasons, conductor and Artistic Director of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, the InterSchool Orchestras of New York and the New Jersey Youth Symphony. His youth orchestras have performed to capacity crowds at some of the greatest concert halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall and the Musikverein in Vienna. He has appeared as guest conductor at Indiana University, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes School of Music Pre-College Division, Little Orchestra Society of New York, Reno Philharmonic, and the New York Concerti Sinfonietta. Mr. Grogan was also founding Artistic Director of two El Sistema inspired music programs, the Paterson Music Project (PMP) in Paterson, New Jersey and the NJSO CHAMPS in Newark, NJ.
Grogan’s prior experience includes teaching for over a decade at the University of Michigan, Ithaca College and Baylor University where he taught conducting and trained future music educators.