About Craig Strain

I am one of the fortunate ones who makes a living doing things I love. Composing, Arranging, Directing, leading various music ensembles, Performing and arranging are my passions. I retired from teaching after 30 years in public school, community colleges, Blue Lake FIne Arts Camp and some summers at Oakland University and dove into a more than full time job with the current musical outlets.

With many years of experience including leading bands, teaching, producing large scale events, conducting orchestras and big bands, I am ready to bring my skills and background to make your event or musical experience a successful one.

Craig Strain is President of MObig (Music On Belle Isle Group) and the Michigan Jazz Festival.

MObig and Michigan Jazz Festival logos



Craig Strain interview with George Sinnott

Dr. Pocket "September"

Craig Strain Orchestra at O'Malley's
Glenn Miller - In the Mood - Performed by the Motor City Brass Band - arranged by Craig Strain

CSO at O'Malley's - 2018
Craig Strain Orchestra - "Sally Loves the Blues"
Broadway Project - I dreamed a dream - From Les Miserables

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