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Associate Professor Carl Crossin OAM
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Carl Crossin is well known and respected throughout Australia as a choral conductor, educator and clinician. A graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the University of Adelaide, he has also undertaken specialist choral conducting studies in the United States and Britain.
As an educator, Carl has taught music extensively at both secondary and tertiary levels of education. Following fourteen years at Brighton High School Special Music Centre and nine years at Flinders Street School of Music, he joined the staff of the Elder Conservatorium in 2002, where 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/Director of Adelaide Chamber Singers, with whom he has toured Britain, Europe, North America and South-East Asia, won several awards for performance and CD recordings, and represented Australia and major international choral and music education symposia and festivals. He 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 30 years, including the Elder Conservatorium Chorale, Voiceworks and the Adelaide Symphony Chorus. Carl has also guest conducted the National Youth Choir of Australia on several occasions (with whom he toured New Zealand), the Sydney Philharmonia and the Melbourne Chorale.
As a composer and arranger, Carl has written mostly for voices, and his choral works have been performed by a number of Adelaide based ensembles including, Eve Vocal Trio, Syntony, Adelaide Voices, Elder Conservatorium Chorale and Adelaide Chamber Singers. Many of his choral arrangements have found their way into the repertoire of a wide variety of local, interstate and overseas choirs. Requiem is his first work for orchestra, chorus and soloist.
Carl was awarded an OAM for his services to music in 2007.
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