A Michigan Christmas - December 10

Saginaw Choral Society


  • Jeremiah J. Kraniak head shot

    Jeremiah J. Kraniak

    Local conductor and native of New Haven, MI. Jeremiah Kraniak holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music Education from Saginaw Valley State University. In addition to his appointment as the Music Director for the SCS, he is pursuing a Masters of Music Degree in conducting from Central Michigan University and participates in many acclaimed clinics and conferences throughout the year.

  • Catherine McMichael head shot

    Catherine McMichael

    Catherine McMichael, pianist, composer, arranger, teacher, and clinician has had a friendly association with the Saginaw Choral Society since 1981. Catherine's B.M. in piano performance and M.M. in chamber music are from the University of Michigan. In addition to the SCS, Catherine is the pianist/arranger/composer for the Bijou Orchestra in Bay City and the River Raisin Ragtime Revue in Ann Arbor.

  • Katie Travis head shot

    Katie Travis

    From Bay City, MI and graduate of Central Michigan University, Katie has performed principal roles at The Fireside Theater, Liederkranz Opera Theater and at the Quisisana Resort Theater. In July of 2013, she performed the role of Cosette in Les Miserables at the St. Louis MUNY. Katie is currently playing the role of Christine Daaé in the North American Tour of The Phantom of the Opera.

  • Matt Travis head shot

    Matt Travis

    From Bay City, MI, Matt completed his bachelor’s degree in Voice Performance at the University of Michigan, his master’s degree in Choral Conducting at Penn State University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at The University of Connecticut. Matt is also the newly appointed Music Director for Center Stage Theatre and Choirs of the Midland Center for the Arts.

  • The Bijou Orchestra head shot

    The Bijou Orchestra

    The Bijou Orchestra was established in 2003 by Leo M. Najar to be Bay County’s first professional performing organization and remains its only non-profit professional institution. The thirteen-piece Bijou is modeled on the orchestras found in American theaters in the first part of the 20th century and is the only ensemble of its kind in the country producing a regular concert series.


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