Wojciech Milewski

Wojciech M.

Summerville, SC

About Wojciech M.

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Wojciech teaches: Ages 9 and up
Teaching since: June 2012
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Overview

Wojciech (pron. Voytek) is the newly appointed Music Director of the Summerville Orchestra in Summerville, SC. He was selected from an international field of 63 applicants, narrowed to four finalists who each conducted one of the four 2015-16 season’s concerts.

Prior to his arrival in Summerville, Wojciech spent four years in New Mexico, working as a professional musician and completing his graduate degree at the University of New Mexico, where he studied Orchestral Conducting with Dr. Jorge Perez-Gomez, Piano & Opera Coaching with Dr. Kristin Ditlow, and clarinet with Prof. Keith Lemmons.

At UNM, he was the Assistant Conductor of the UNMSO, and the first Music Director/Co-founder of the Health Sciences Center Orchestra (HSCO) of UNM. Other conducting engagements apart from UNM have included work as a guest conductor with the Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra and Music Director with Landmark Musical Theater.

In addition to conducting, he still maintains an active performing career – he has performed professionally on both piano and clarinet with organizations such as the National Broadway Tour of “Wicked”, New Mexico Symphonic Chorus, San Juan Symphony, and the Roswell Symphony. In Albuquerque, Wojciech also served as the accompanist/pianist at the First Unitarian Church of ABQ, and has worked with Opera Southwest in various capacities.

If you want to know more, please feel free to reach out!

Photos and Videos

(Conducting) - Strauss - Die Fledermaus - Csardas

Experience

Music Director
Jul 2016 - Present
Summerville Orchestra

Music Director of the Summerville Orchestra

Music Director
Jan 2016 - Present
Santa Fe Opera (Spring Educational Tours)

in Spring of 2016, I music directed, played/conducted the world premiere of "Unshakeable" by Joseph Illick + Andrea Walters. Shortly after, I was offered to Music Direct the Spring educational shows with the SFO.

Clarinet 2
Feb 2013 - Present
Roswell Symphony Orchestra

I play 2nd Clarinet in the Roswell Symphony Orchestra under Maestro John Farrer, who is also one of my conducting teachers

Pianist / Accompanist
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque

Pianist, soloist, and accompanist for Chalice Singer's Choir at First Unitarian Church and other soloists

Guest Conductor
Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
Albuquerque Philharmonic Orchestra

Guest Conductor for APO
- Winter Concert 2014
- Fall Concert 2015

Music Director
Nov 2013 - Jun 2015
Landmark Musical Theater

Music Director for Landmark Musicals:
Man of la Mancha (November-December 2013)
Sound of Music (Summer 2014)

Education

M.M. - Orchestral Conducting
Aug 2012 - May 2015
University of New Mexico
B.A. - Music + International Relatons (dual)
Aug 2006 - May 2011
SUNY Oswego

Languages Spoken

French
Professional Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Professional Proficiency
Polish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

Graduate with Distinction
May 2015
University of New Mexico
UNM CFA Travel Grant
Jun 2014
UNM Department of Fine Arts
UNM Best Student Essays (BSE) #1 Essay
Mar 2014
UNM Best Student Essays Publication
Kosciuszko Foundation Polish Culture Scholarship
May 2012
The Kosciuszko Foundation
Local 32BJ Union Scholarship
May 2012
Local 32BJ Union

Affiliations

Conductor's Guild
Aug 2014

The Conductors Guild is a non-union organization intended for professional conductors based in the USA. The Guild offers services to enhance the training and development of conductors and promises to represent the views of conductors to the larger community of music professionals.

American Symphony Orchestra League
May 2014

The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of approximately 800 orchestras across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement for managers, musicians, volunteers, and boards. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform music lovers around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners.

Pi Kappa Lambda
May 2011

An American honor society for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professors of music. There are currently 205 active chapters and approximately 64,500 individual members.

Phi Kappa Phi
Jun 2008

Phi Kappa Phi's mission is "To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others."

7 Reviews on Wojciech M.

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Chantell S. Mar 9, 2017
Verified Student · Piano · In home
He seems to be a very nice instructor
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Ava P. Aug 5, 2015
Verified Student · Piano · In home
Today was our daughters 1st lesson with Wojciech and she connected with him immediately! He made learning fun, and really helped her understand technique. He really has great energy and is so patient. We'rw excited to see our daughter's piano skills grow with his instruction!
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Karl H. Jun 13, 2015
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Wojciech is a professional in every aspect. He is superb teacher, well read, inquisitive, an excellent musician, and a tireless worker with a gracious and winning personality. In four decades of university teaching he was one of the most outstanding students I have encountered.
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Kiakomo C. Jun 10, 2015
Verified Student · Clarinet · In studio
No other clarinet teacher has taught me the basics of the clarinet in this fundamental way so quickly. That is , to develop a strategy for proper breathing, finger centering , and air consistency on the instrument. He gets an A+ from me on the first lesson. He's just what I need to accomplish my goal at UNM music department. I certainly want to continue taking more lessons from his excellent teaching method.
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Michael H. Jun 10, 2015
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Wojciech is a brilliant musician and gifted teacher!
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JUAN L. Jun 9, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Although I have not seen W. teach, or taken a lesson from him, I can say he is an excellent musician and a very likable human being. He plays piano ( and clarinet) very well, and is a very fine conductor. He is a warm, caring individual.
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Leona K. Jun 9, 2015
· Musical Theater · In studio
Wojciech is an amazing instructor! He helped prepare me for the orchestral portions of several musicals. His exuberant personality, patience, and mastery of the material helped me play my best at each of the performances. I highly recommend him as an instructor and as a person for all music-related lessons!
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