About Joseph Kreines
A 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.
Mr. 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.