Don Kruger

Shellie Beeman
Don Kruger (baritone, pianist, conductor, composer) is a graduate of The Juilliard School (Pre-College Division: Piano & Voice), Princeton University (BA in Music, with honors), Westminster Choir College (MM in Church Music, with concentration in Voice and Conducting), and Cambridge University (MA in Music Analysis and Composition). After graduation in England, Mr. Kruger taught at Woodberry Forest School (an all-boys boarding school in central Virginia), serving as Chairman of the Music Department, conducting choirs and teaching academic courses in music history and theory. Mr. Kruger was also the conductor of two community groups, the Montpelier Chamber Singers and the Madison Choral Society, frequently performing a capella concerts and choral/orchestral masterpieces. Later, he was Choral Director and Voice Professor at Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia, while serving as Director of Music at Bethany Lutheran Church. During his time in Virginia, Mr. Kruger frequently studied at Vocal Pedagogy and Performance Institutes with Richard Miller at Oberlin College and Conservatory to further both his teaching and performing activities, and also studied with Dr. Miller at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. In 2006, Mr. Kruger moved to Daytona Beach, Florida, taking care of his aging parents, directing a choir at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and teaching private voice and piano students. In the Daytona area, Mr. Kruger also served at St. James Episcopal Church, Edgewater United Methodist Church, and Westminster By-The-Sea Presbyterian Church with duties ranging from choral director, pianist, and baritone soloist. In 2015, he started a full-time music studio in Ormond Beach, Florida for voice and piano students (both children and adults), and in 2020 Mr. Kruger moved to the Greenville area with his wife, teaching voice and piano virtually now through Majesty Music Academy from his home in Travelers Rest.