native of Chicago, Joseph Kreines moved to Florida to become the associate conductor
of the Florida Symphony Orchestra in Orlando, where he remained for four years.
Subsequently, he has been conductor of the Brevard Symphony, associate conductor
of The Florida Orchestra in Tampa, and musical director for numerous opera and
musical theater productions. In addition to appearing as a clinician and guest
conductor with some 300 bands, orchestras and choruses, he performs as a piano
accompanist in numerous recitals and festivals throughout the state.
Kreines has composed a number of original works for various media and has made
numerous transcriptions for concert band and brass choir, being particularly well-known
for those of the music of Percy Grainger. He is also the author of Music for
Concert Band, a selective annotated guide to band literature. Currently, he
serves as conductor of the Brevard Symphony Youth Orchestra.
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