Elizabeth Crawford is associate professor of clarinet at Ball State University where she teaches clarinet, pedagogy and literature. A member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra for ten years, she has also worked with the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, the Annapolis Symphony, the Monterey Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival, Baltimore Opera Orchestra, and currently performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. While living in the United Kingdom from 2002-2005, she performed extensively with the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the City of Birmingham Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. In addition to recording sessions at Abbey Road, she has also recorded for the BBC and performed with the Philharmonia in a recording of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring with Robert Craft. Dr. Crawford was the project director of the critically acclaimed CD with the Musical Arts Quintet, American Breeze. Released on the Albany Records label in September 2012, the CD contains works by American composers, including the premiere recording of David Maslanka’s Quintet No. 4.
Elizabeth has also performed and given classes throughout the United States, Poland and South Africa. An active member of the International Clarinet Association, she also serves as the organization’s Advertising Coordinator and from 2012-2014, she coordinated the High School Solo Competition.
A proponent of music for E-flat clarinet, she has commissioned solo works for the instrument by Jenni Brandon and Scott McAllister. She recently edited the complete works for E-flat clarinet and piano by Giuseppe Cappelli, which will soon be available from Potenza Music.