Dr. Kreitzer is Director of Music Activities at Mount Mercy University, and Artistic Director of the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale in Cedar Rapids, IA. He earned his D.M.A. in Choral Conducting at the University of Iowa, his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters in Music degrees from the University of South Dakota. He is the 2016 recipient of the IHSMA National Federation Outstanding Music Educator State Award, and the 2017 recipient of the National Federation Outstanding Music Educator Section IV (IA., IL, WI, MI, IN), and a member of the O’Gorman High School (Sioux Falls, SD) and Cedar Rapids Washington High School Hall of Fames.
At Mount Mercy, he directs the multiple choral ensembles, initiated the University Band, and organizes the Summer Academy which features an All-State Choral Workshop and offerings for music educators. He has also taught Introduction to Music class, Music History, and Elementary Music Methods for the Classroom Teacher.
Dr. Kreitzer spent 22 years as Director of Choral Music at George Washington High School, and was Director of Orchestras at Washington High School in 2012-13. Before his tenure at George Washington High School, Dr. Kreitzer served on the faculties of the University of South Dakota (Vermillion) and the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls). In addition, he was a professor at Indian Hills Community College (Ottumwa, IA), and taught at Clear Creek and LaSalle High Schools.
Dr. Kreitzer is a Past President of the Iowa Music Educators Association, a member of ACDA, MENC, ISTA, and IBA. Among many musical involvements, Dr. Kreitzer was the Musical Director of the Metropolitan Chorale in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, IA, Musical Director of the Black Hills Playhouse, is the Chorus Master for Cedar Rapids Opera Theater productions. Dr. Kreitzer directs the Chancel Choir of First Congregational Church in Cedar Rapids, and is a frequent guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator.
Dr. Kreitzer and wife Kelley are parents of four wonderful daughters and three grandsons, Titus, Jack and Silas.