Operations Manager Stephen Kruse is a graphic designer by trade. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester and attended the Eastman School of Music. His professional experience at publications, design firms and printers led him to start his own design and illustration business in 1986, which continues today. An amateur pianist from a musical family, his interests have extended to music and theater criticism. He became associated with Winsor Music in 1998 through the Chamber Series in Lexington, Massachusetts, as a volunteer. He joined the Winsor Music staff in 2004.