Featured Artist 12/30/19 – 1/5/20.
Clarinetist Elizabeth Crawford, a faculty member at Ball State University’s School of Music and CMI Streaming’s featured artist for this week, is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, and later studied at Furman University, the University of Michigan, and Florida State University. A longtime member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Crawford spent the early 2000’s living in London, where she had the opportunity to perform with nearly all the major orchestras in England. Crawford is a proponent of music for the E-flat clarinet a far less common instrument than the “standard” clarinet in B-flat. She has commissioned several new compositions for the instrument, and it’s some of that music we’ll hear this week on CMI Streaming’s Local Classical channel.