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Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM

Telephone +61 8 8313 5924
Position Head of Vocal, Choral & Conducting Studies
Email carl.crossin@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4423
Mobile +61 4 1882 9324
Building Schulz Building
Floor/Room 9 18
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music

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Biography/ Background

Carl Crossin is well known and respected throughout Australia as a choral conductor, educator, composer and clinician. A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Adelaide, he has also undertaken specialist choral conducting studies at Westminster Choir College, Princeton in the United States and in Britain.

 

As an educator, Carl has taught music extensively at both secondary and tertiary levels of education. Following fourteen years (as teacher and Music Co-ordinator) at Brighton High School Special Music Centre and nine years at the the Department of Further Education's Flinders Street School of Music, Carl joined the staff of the Elder Conservatorium on Music in 2002.  At the Conservatorium he has served as Head of Choral Music, Conductor of several choirs including the Elder Conservatorium Chorale, Head of Academic Studies, Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Conservatorium.  Carl took up the position of Director of the Elder Conservatorium of Music from the beginning of 2010.

 

Carl is Founder, Artisitic Director and Conductor of Adelaide Chamber Singers, with whom he has toured Britain, Europe, North America and South-East Asia.  Under Carl's direction, Adelaide Chamber Singers has won several awards for performance and CD recordings, and represented Australia and major international choral and music education symposia and festivals. Foremost amongst it's honours, Adelaide Chamber Singers has won Choir of the World at Llangollen 2013 in Wales, Vincitore del Gran Premio at the Music Sacra a Roma in Rome in 2013 and Choir of the World at Kathaumixw 2006 in Canada.  In 2011, Adelaide Chamber Singers was awarded one of South Australia's premier Arts awards - the 2011 Ruby Award for "sustained excellence and contribution".

 

Carl has had extensive experience as a choral conductor and clinician throughout Australia and has been the conductor of a wide variety of choirs in Adelaide over the past 35 years, including the Elder Conservatorium Chorale, Adelaide Voices, Bella Voce, Voiceworks, the Adelaide Symphony Chorus, the Adelaide Festival Chorus, Brighton School Concert Choir, both Flinders and Adelaide Univerty Choral Societies and Graduate Singers. Carl is also a regular guest conductor of the Gondwana Chorale, Artistic Director and Conductor of the National Youth Chamber Choir of Australia and has guest conducted the Sydney Philharmonia, Melbourne Chorale, Sydney Chamber Choir, Brisbane Chamber Choir and Perth's Giovanni Consort.

 

As a composer and arranger Carl has written mostly for voices and many of his choral arrangements have found their way into the repertoire of a wide variety of local, interstate and overseas choirs.

 

In 2007, Carl was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to music.

Entry last updated: Friday, 17 Oct 2014

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