Dragan Sremec received his musical degree in conducting under Igor Gjadrov at the Zagreb Academy of Music. In 1985 he earned his master's degree in saxophone while studying under Josip Nochta, also at the Zagreb Academy. He received a French government scholarship to study with Daniel Deffayet at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, and later worked with Eugene Rousseau at the Indiana University School of Music on a Fulbright grant.
Mr. Sremec is now Professor of Saxophone and Vice Dean at the Zagreb University Music Academy, the founder of the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, principal saxophonist with the Zagreb Philharmonic and the Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra, and is a regular guest conductor with the Croatian Army Symphony Wind Orchestra. He is also a regular adjudicator of national and international competitions for both saxophone and wind orchestra, and he directs international summer seminars in Sari Grad and Dubrovnik, Croatia.