Jeremiah Kraniak, Saginaw resident and Music Director for the Saginaw Choral Society, is spending part of his summer in Oxford, England as a Conducting Fellow in the Choral Music Institute at Oxford. This program is a collaboration between the Westminster Choir College of Rider University and St. Stephen’s House, a permanent private hall of the University of Oxford.

This selective program accepts only 20 conductors who will study with the acclaimed faculty James Jordan, Professor at Westminster Choir College, and James Whitbourn, composer and Honorary Research Fellow at St. Stephen’s House at Oxford.

Jeremiah also represented  the Great Lakes Bay Region earlier this summer when he participated in the University of Michigan Choral Conducting Symposium, a workshop that is devoted to the enhancement of beautiful and communicative choral singing.

Executive Director, Tamara Grefe says “People engaged in the arts and singing in particular, develop a stronger since of community, optimism, and empathy. The SCS is really proud to have Jeremiah as our Music Director. He is devoted to improving the experience of our singers and audience which lifts us all. His investment in growth is a great representation of Saginaw.”