David Crowell

David Crowell

David Crowell is an internationally-recognized expert in high-rise building and project management. His accomplishments include designing, logistics and constructability improvements to major buildings throughout North America, Europe and beyond.

David’s compositional work has been praised by both the Boston Globe and New York Times alike for its crystal clear soundscapes. David draws inspiration from nature’s transformative experiences to create his music.

Early Life and Education

David Crowell was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to a long-time teacher and the youngest of four children.

As a graduate of the University of Iowa, he joined the United States Public Health Corps Reserve and then enlisted in the Marines. He met his future wife Doris Collins while taking a psychology seminar; they would remain married for 67 years.

Composer, saxophonist, and producer David Crowell has a singular vision that unites various genres of composed and improvised music. He has received recognition and support from organizations such as the National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, Innova Recordings, Bang-on-a Can Summer Marathon, MATA Society for New Music, and ClefWorks.

He has composed for renowned ensembles such as the JACK Quartet, A Far Cry, Alarm Will Sound, Argus Quartet, Now Ensemble, Sandbox Percussion and icarus Quartet. His works have been recorded by Innova, New Amsterdam Records and National Sawdust Tracks and performed internationally at festivals and concert venues such as Museum of Modern Art (New York), Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival Library of Congress Phillips Collection Dumbarton Oaks.

Professional Career

Crowell is an accomplished musician and composer renowned for his “unique vision that transcends genre” (Exclaim). His compositions have been performed internationally at Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art and Merkin Hall.

He is also an educator, teaching saxophone, flute, clarinet and composition at the Bloomingdale School of Music in New York City. In addition to his teaching duties there, he has completed commissions for their A4TY program as well as compositions for ensembles such as JACK Quartet, Alarm Will Sound and NOW Ensemble.

He has a deep-seated desire to help people, particularly young people, through his scholarship foundation. As an active supporter of Oral Roberts University and one of the founding founders of Crusader Scholarship Fund that benefits ORU students, his passion has been realized.

Achievements and Honors

David Crowell is a New York City-based composer and instrumentalist (saxophones, guitar). His work explores rhythmically intricate, energetic worlds that contrast still, stark textures. He has composed music for numerous ensembles such as Bang on a Can All-Stars, Philip Glass Ensemble and Sandbox Percussion.

His compositions draw inspiration from nature’s transformative powers, expressed through rhythmic and melodic counterpoint as well as a stylistic variety that encompasses contemporary classical, jazz, and popular music. He has received fellowships and grants from Dumbarton Oaks, the New York State Council on the Arts, I-Park, and Avaloch Farm.

Crowell’s compositional work has been praised for its crystal clear soundscape and pulsing with small, ecstatic fibrillations. He has released several CDs such as Empyrean Atlas, Inner Circle and Poly Rush.

Personal Life

David Crowell is a Brooklyn-based composer and multi-instrumentalist whose music possesses an effortless charm. His pieces have been performed at numerous venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Museum of Modern Art.

His compositions have been honored by the National Endowment for the Arts, ASCAP, Innova Recordings and New York State Music Fund; in addition to receiving commissions from various ensembles.

He tours internationally as a member of the Philip Glass Ensemble and has performed at numerous other venues. Furthermore, his own recordings have been released on Innova, VIA and Skirl labels.

Net Worth

David Crowell is an American composer, singer-songwriter and musician whose work has earned him two Grammy Awards.

He is best known for his country music hits and collaborations with Emmylou Harris. Additionally, he has co-written numerous other successful songs.

His net worth is estimated to be $520 thousand dollars. Over the last five years, he has made numerous investments, most recently purchasing 4,000 units of Citi Trends Inc (CTRN) for $74,560 on October 6, 2022.

He is also an educator. He collaborates with Found Sound Nation to produce music with kids enrolled in the Social Justice Leadership Academy, a program of Kite’s Nest in Hudson, NY. Furthermore, he’s collaborated with Omnibus Ensemble (Uzbekistan) and young Central Asian musicians on an hour-long program which toured all five Central Asian countries.

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