Composer, arranger and conductor, BOB KROGSTAD, has established himself as a well known figure in the music business. A recipient of the Dove award and numerous Standard awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Mr. Krogstad is known for his colorful orchestral and choral compositions, featured in the Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Centennial Olympics in Atlanta , the Radio City Music Hall “Christmas Spectacular,” EPCOT Center’s “Illuminations,” Robert Schuller’s “Glory of Christmas,” Sam’s Town’s “Sunset Stampede” (Las Vegas), Precious Moments’ “Fountain of Angels,” Dino’s “Somewhere in Christmastime” Spectacular (Branson), and productions for the Disney-MGM Studios, Universal Studio Tour (Hollywood) and the Chrysler Corporation.
His arrangements for the London Symphony were featured on the Hallmark Cards annual Christmas albums (1996-2000). Many of his published compositions and arrangements can be found in the catalogs of Warner Brothers Music, Alfred Music, the Hal Leonard Corporation and Oxford University Press.
His music can also be heard on the albums of singers Mel Tormé, Maureen McGovern, Michael Crawford, Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, James Darren, Sandi Patty, Ralna English, Daniel Narducci, Bob Bailey and Steve Amerson.
In recent years Mr. Krogstad has served as musical director for both Natalie Cole and Mel Tormé, and as symphony conductor/arranger for inspirational vocalist, Sandi Patty. Between these three artists, he has conducted over thirty symphony orchestras across North America and Europe, including those of Dallas, St. Louis, Atlanta, San Francisco, Winnipeg, Detroit and Houston, as well as the National Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra and the Orchestre Suisse Romande (Geneva). When he’s not touring, he enjoys writing his latest compositions in the warm, sunny climate of Arizona’s ‘Valley of the Sun.’