Dr. Madeja is a founding member of the Orchestra of Northern New York and Northern Symphonic Winds, and has been a member of the Potsdam Brass Quintet since 1985. He currently conducts the Crane Concert Band and Crane Brass Ensemble. His ensembles have performed for both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. From 1990 to 2002, Madeja served as Associate Editor of The Journal of the International Trumpet Guild. His research interests include the history of the American wind band and in particular the contribution of Herbert L. Clarke.