Music & Dance

Jeremy Crosmer

Jeremy Crosmer is a remarkable young artist, both as a cellist and a composer. At the age of 24 Crosmer completed multiple graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in composition, cello and theory pedagogy, and received his D.M.A. in 2012. Always eager to explore the synthesis between composition and performance, Crosmer is consistently working on many projects combining these two fields. In 2011 Crosmer was awarded the prestigious Presser Graduate Music Award to promote, publish, record and perform his Crosmer-Popper duets. The duets are designed to be played simultaneously with the original Popper High School Etudes, Op. 73, and combine technique with musicality in a chamber music setting. Crosmer is currently assistant principal cellist of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and has also played as principal of the Lansing Symphony and as a member of the Arkansas Symphony. As an avid chamber musician, he has performed numerous concerts, most notably with the modern music ensemble Latitude 49, the Rosseels Quartet at UM in collaboration with clarinetist Daniel Gilbert, and the Roycroft Chamber Music Festival in New York. In April of 2013 Crosmer toured London with the Grand Valley State University Chamber Orchestra, performing Boccherini's G Major Concerto, No. 7; he also performed the Vivaldi Double Concerto with Alicia Eppinga and the Grand Rapids Symphony in July 2013. In 2012 he was on the faculty at Camp Encore/Coda both for cello and beginning theory. Crosmer teaches theory as an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University. In addition to cello, composition and theory, Crosmer performs old-time fiddle music, draws mazes and writes science fiction.

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