Symphony Orchestra Conductor
Michael Fraley earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a master’s degree in Music Education from Florida International University. He was the director of music at Key Largo School and Coral Shores High School. From 1997-2010, he was director of music at Boca Raton Middle School. He is currently director of bands at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School in Boca Raton.
As a performer, Fraley plays professionally in the greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. Fraley has won numerous awards as an educator and performer. In 2010, he was named the “Frank Prize Winner for the Performing Arts in Palm Beach County.”
Fraley has been a major part of YOPBC faculty and administration since 2008. Under his direction, YOPBC received a 2016 Muse Award, specifically the Liman Excellence in Arts Education Award from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.