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Michael C.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Transform your piano skill from amateur to professional by mastering the fundamentals.
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Beginner, Intermediate
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I build up technique and musicality, beginning with scales and instructional books which provide pieces of increasing difficulty. While this is a more traditionally classical method of learning, I also enjoy playing in other styles such as popular and anime music. Especially because of my personal interests, I am very open to teaching you the genres that you are interested in performing. **Please send me a message to discuss scheduling and location before booking.
About Michael C.

Hello I'm Michael! I am a violinist and composer with a diverse skill set and 17 years of experience. I learn and grow as I pass on my knowledge and constantly find ways to better serve my students and help them achieve their goals.

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Michael C.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Transform your piano skill from amateur to professional by mastering the fundamentals.
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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I build up technique and musicality, beginning with scales and instructional books which provide pieces of increasing difficulty. While this is a more traditionally classical method of learning, I also enjoy playing in other styles such as popular and anime music. Especially because of my personal interests, I am very open to teaching you the genres that you are interested in performing. **Please send me a message to discuss scheduling and location before booking.
About Michael C.

Hello I'm Michael! I am a violinist and composer with a diverse skill set and 17 years of experience. I learn and grow as I pass on my knowledge and constantly find ways to better serve my students and help them achieve their goals.

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Michael is so patient (& talented). Very knowledgeable and calm demeanor. Looking forward to more lessons

Posted Nov 18, 2021
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I have been a student of Michael’s for approximately 7 months. My only previous experience with violin had been one year in elementary school band class and 8 months with a private teacher. When my private teacher’s lesson schedule changed, I was introduced to Michael and was greatly impressed by his skill level and teaching style. I have learned so much more than I had expected in each lesson, like how to self-tune, use a metronome, shift, and various other techniques. Michael constantly offers feedback on how I can execute techniques better, and I feel that this helps me to learn more effectively. He is always challenging me by giving me harder pieces and scales. I have even been told by my high school orchestra conductor that I have improved so much and she is constantly surprised by how fast I am learning. I highly recommend having Michael as a teacher for anyone looking to learn how to play the violin.

Posted Apr 29, 2020
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Michael is very talented and he is a great instructor. He explains the techniques really well. Very professional and supportive. I highly recommend him!

Posted Apr 25, 2020
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Composer, Violinist, and Arranger
Mar 2020 - Present
Youtube
− Maintaining a growing Youtube channel that has reached over 1,000,000 viewers, uploading my arrangements of anime music, original compositions, and teaching videos on a weekly basis. − Editing professional quality audio and video recorded in a home studio.
Freelance Violinist
Jul 2019 - Present
Michael Shingo Crawford
Performing classical music, new music, and anime music at concerts and events throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.
Violinist
Sep 2018 - Present
ENAensemble
Violinist for new music chamber opera and multimedia performance ensemble in Philadelphia.
Publishing Assistant
Jun 2018 - Present
Jennifer Higdon Inc.
Publishing assistant for composer, Jennifer Higdon.
Music Teacher
Mar 2018 - Aug 2020
Music & Arts Lawrence Park
− Private violin and piano teacher at Music & Arts, working with sixteen students from ages five to adult. − Built relationships with lessons clients that lasted for years by providing musical expertise and personalized programs of study that helped them progress toward their goals.
Archival Researcher
Nov 2019 - Mar 2020
Steven Gerber Trust
Conducted research on compositional process in the archived sketches of composer Steven Gerber at the Haverford College Library.
Section Violinist
Sep 2019 - Oct 2019
2019 World Congress for Information Technology Orchestra
Performed in Yerevan, Armenia as a member of the 2019 World Congress for Information Technology Orchestra.
Violinist
Jul 2019 - Jul 2020
Independence String Ensemble
− Violin and cello duo performing concerts in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C. − Managed email and social media marketing and booking of concerts and performance opportunities. − Organized fundraiser concert for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Ethical Society. (December 2019)
Concertmaster
Apr 2018 - Apr 2020
Temple Composers Orchestra
Served for three consecutive years as concertmaster of the Temple Composers Orchestra, which premieres works by Temple student composers.
Program Coordinator and Publicity Manager
Aug 2018 - May 2019
ConTemplum
− Organized submissions, coordinated logistics, and handled venue booking and scheduling for six composers’ concerts throughout the year. − Designed promotional posters and used social media efforts to promote new music events at Temple University. − Wrote a winning proposal, earning the organization a $5,000 grant to program an orchestral concert in the university’s premiere concert hall.
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Aug 2018 - May 2019
Temple University
− Managed publicity for the weekly Music Studies Colloquium Series, communicating with and requesting information from guest speakers from different parts of the country, designing posters and releases, and disseminating materials throughout the college of music. − Graded papers for undergraduate orchestration and Computers in Musical Applications, providing feedback on transcription and arranging exercises and tutoring students on request.
Section Violinist
Oct 2016 - May 2017
LaGrange Symphony Orchestra
Substitute violinist at LaGrange Symphony Orchestra.
Violinist
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Emory University Symphony Orchestra
− Concertmaster (2016-2017) − Principal Second Violin (2015-2016) − Winner of 2015 Concerto and Aria Competition - Barber Violin Concerto
Master of Music in Composition
Aug 2017 - May 2019
Temple University
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Emory University
Japanese
Limited Proficiency
Masters in Music Composition
May 2019
Temple University
Bachelor of Arts in Music - Violin Performance
May 2017
Emory University
Sudler Prize in the Arts
May 2017
Emory University
Concerto and Aria Competition Winner
Oct 2015
Emory University Symphony Orchestra
American Composers Orchestra
Jun 2020
American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promulgation of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities.
American Composers Forum
Jun 2019
The American Composers Forum enriches lives by nurturing the creative spirit of composers and communities. We provide new opportunities for composers and their music to flourish, and engage communities in the creation, performance and enjoyment of new music.

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