Konrad Malinowski is a senior at Elmhurst College pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies and Music Theory/Composition. He has had the opportunity to study guitar with Frank Portolese, Mike Pinto, Neal Alger, and Steve Suvada. As a member of the Elmhurst College Jazz Band, Konrad has performed with jazz luminaries such as Doc Severinsen, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dennis Mackrel, Bobby Shew, Denis DiBlasio, and Manhattan Transfer. Additionally, he has done research in Music Education, Theory, Hermeneutics, and Perception, having the chance to present his work for a variety of professional organizations throughout the United States. Konrad works with students in various communities throughout the Chicagoland area, both in studio and in-home lesson settings, and believes in each individual’s ability to cultivate a lifelong relationship with music.