Krishan Oberoi was born in New York and attended Yale University. His work has been featured in TIME magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe, among other publications. As a conductor, he has prepared ensembles for Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, and Tony award-winning composer Alan Menken.
Oberoi has been hailed as a “visionary” (San Diego Story) for his role as Founder and Principal Guest Conductor of SACRA/PROFANA. He has championed the work of avant-garde composers like Schoenberg and Ligeti. In 2018, Oberoi received a grant from the Krenek Foundation in Austria to conduct performances of 12-tone choral works by composer Ernst Krenek.
Oberoi is the recent recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. He currently lives with his wife Kirsten in Massachusetts, where he is Professor of Voice and Director of the Collegiate Chorale at Stonehill College.