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,” 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). His music can also be heard on the albums of singers Mel Torme, Maureen McGovern, Michael Crawford, Natalie Cole, James Darren, Sandi Patty and Kathy Troccoli, among others.
Mr. Krogstad also tours as symphony conductor/arranger for the inspiring vocalist, Sandi Patty. In recent years he has served as musical director for both Natalie Cole and Mel Torme, for whom 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 Scottsdale, Arizona.