Jeffrey Grogan has served as the Education and Community Engagement Conductor of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) since 2006. His humanistic approach to leadership, coupled with a strong command of skills as a musical communicator, has earned him an impressive reputation with audiences and music programs throughout the country. Grogan also serves as Artistic Director of the NJSO Youth Orchestra Program, the InterSchool Orchestras of New York and the New Jersey Youth Symphony. In addition, Grogan is Artistic Director of the El Sistema inspired music program the Paterson Music Project in Paterson, New Jersey and Artistic Advisor to the NJSO CHAMPs (Character, Achievement and Music Project) in Newark, New Jersey. Grogan considers his work with young musicians to be the cornerstone of his career. Mr. Grogan has served as adjudicator, conductor, and clinician for many prestigious festivals. He was also a participant in the Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview sponsored by the League of American Orchestras. Grogan is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Michigan. Prior to moving to the New York Metropolitan Area, Jeffrey Grogan was on faculty at the University of Michigan, Baylor University and Ithaca College where he was Associate Professor and Director of Orchestras.