SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Department of Drama

Instructor, Musical Theater & Voice

 SYRACUSE OPERA 

Chorus Master/Assistant Conductor

2018-19 Season

Director of Music 

Westminster Moriah Olivet

Presbyterian Church (Utica, NY)

Organist; Pianist; Choir Director

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Setnor School of Music, Syracuse, NY

Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, Fairbanks, AK

Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

EDUCATION

Peabody Conservatory, Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera
Binghamton University, M.M. in Vocal Performance
Eastman School of Music, B.M. in Vocal Performance
Syracuse University, undergraduate study in Vocal Performance

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Vocal Pedagogy Professional Workshop, Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Opera Colorado, Resident Artist, Denver, CO

Santa Fe Opera, Apprentice Artist, Santa Fe, NM

Tri-Cities Opera, Resident Artist, Binghamton, NY

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Association of Teachers of Singing

American Guild of Musical Artists

American Guild of Organists

My teaching style is specific and supportive: my goal is to help each student develop a personalized technique for proper breathing, support, musicianship, and intention. I believe every performer has a unique sound and energy and should explore the art of singing as a personal and inspired form of communication. My extensive background as a performer, educator, pianist & conductor, as well as experience teaching music theory and ear training, give me a keen insight into finding the best way to help each student develop their specific talent. 

 

As an educator, I have presented master classes, served as faculty for institutions of higher learning, and served as musical director, coach and fight choreographer. I have always maintained a private vocal studio throughout my performing career. I have had success with all levels of performers, from beginners to advanced professionals. I help each individual to build a foundation in technique and artistic interpretation. This foundation gives them the confidence to connect with their authentic voice and share their unique gifts as vocal artists with the audience.

 

 

 

© 2019 by Richard Crawley