Drew Crawford

Drew Crawford

Drew Crawford

Drew Crawford is a Sydney-based composer, producer, songwriter and educator. His work spans the concert hall, theatre, opera, dance, cabaret, tv, film, pop and the world wide web. Known for his intelligent, accessible and genre-defying style, Drew’s music has been performed across the world from Sydney, Perth and Auckland, to London, Paris, New York, Warsaw and Hannover. He has composed scores for some of Australia’s top performing arts companies and presenters, including The Song Company, The Sydney Opera House Trust, Opera Australia, ABC Classic FM Producer’s Unit, Zubin Kanga, One Extra Dance Co, The Performance Space, Company B Belvoir St, B Sharp, Theatre of Image and Bell Shakespeare Co. Drew has also taught composition at both secondary and tertiary levels and he currently teaches Composition and Music Production at the Australian Institute of Music.

Drew studied composition with Anne Boyd, Ross Edwards and Peter Sculthorpe, graduating from Sydney University with First Class Honours and the University Medal for Music in 1995. He completed his PhD in composition in 2005 under the supervision of Ross Edwards. Career highlights include Lounge Music at the Sydney Opera House Studio in 2002; the premiere of the first part of his operatic collaboration Eugene & Roie at the Sydney Festival in 2004; winning the inaugural ABC Classic FM Orpheus Remix Award in 2008 for his 4-minute radio opera Black Orpheus; and the 2010 release of his piano CD The Nun’s Picnic: Variations on a Theme Sung by Tammy Wynette.

Drew has written and produced two pop albums with his pop MA and is currently promoting his second, Dance Until My Heart Breaks, using money raised through a successful crowd-funding campaign on pozible.com.au.

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