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Mark Kraszewski

Degrees & Studies

Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music



Music Conservatory of Westchester

Faculty since 2021

Performances & Distinctions

Mark Kraszewski received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, as well as his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees (with high distinction). He has held teaching positions at the University of Rochester and at Cornell University. He has also taught at the Hochstein School of Music and for the Midori & Friends Foundation.

Dr. Kraszewski has performed with numerous artists including Eddie Daniels, Bobby Millitello, Craig Brann, Sean Conly, Leo P, Michael Olatuja, Marcus Strickland, E.J. Strickland, Leo Genovese and many others. As a jazz performer, he has played at venues such as Shapesifter Lab, Sony Music Hall, S.O.B’s and DROM. He has given classical performances at Symphony Space, the Dimenna Center and Heinz Hall, as well as at international venues such as Tokyo City Opera Hall and the National Theater and Concert Hall in Taipei.

As a soloist, Dr. Kraszewski has performed with the Eastman Philharmonia and the University of Rochester Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble. For seven years, he was the tenor saxophonist for the Vertex Saxophone Quartet in Rochester and was featured on Rochester’s classical radio station series, Live from Hochstein. He has premiered works by composers including Bernard Rands and Robert Pierzack and is currently involved in commissions of new works by Francine Trester and Nathan Froebe.

Dr. Kraszewski has given performances and master classes at Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Baldwin Wallace Conservatory and University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, among others. He has presented jazz and classical performances as well as lecture-recitals at academic conferences, including regional and national North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences, the World Saxophone Congresses in France and Croatia. and many International Saxophone Symposia.