University of Michigan, MM
University of Michigan, DMA
Jeremy Crosmer is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Crosmer has received masters degrees in both composition and cello from UofM, and recently received a Certificate in Music Theory Pedagogy in April of 2011. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Crosmer started playing cello at age four, and began composing shortly after. He has attended many festivals around the country, including Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival, Brevard Music Center and Interlochen Arts Camp. Most recently Crosmer has been accepted as a fellow to the 2011 Tanglewood Music Festival. Always eager to explore the synthesis between composition and performance, Crosmer is completing many projects combining these two fields. In March of 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. In addition to cello and composition, Crosmer teaches old-time fiddle music, draws mazes, and writes science fiction.