Jan Krzywicki is a composer, conductor, and educator with a B.M. from the University of Kansas and an M.M. from Philadelphia Musical Academy. As a composer, he has been commissioned by prestigious performers and organizations such as the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Chestnut Brass Company, and more. He is the recipient of a 1996 Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Rockefeller Foundation residency, a Bogliasco Foundation residency, ASCAP and Meet the Composer awards, and has been a Fellow at MacDowell, Yaddo, Millay, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has conducted chamber and orchestral groups in literature from the middle ages to the present, including a large number of local and world premieres. Kryzwicki has taught at Beaver College, Haverford College, the Philadelphia Musical Academy, the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts, and the New School of Music.