Program Notes
[1] Karl Heller, Antonio Vivaldi (Leipzig, 1991), 358.

Dr. Stephen Crawford will write the program notes for Temple Symphony Orchestra Concerts.
Dr. Stephen Crawford is Director of Percussion Studies and Professor of Music History at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.  He holds degrees from Minot State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He is in his twentieth year as principal percussion/timpanist with the TSO

Dr. Crawford has presented lectures/clinics throughout the US including Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, South Carolina, California, New Mexico, Minnesota, and North Carolina.  He is in demand as a percussion artist, clinician, lecturer, and guest conductor having appeared throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Taiwan, Indonesia, Scotland, England, the Czech Republic, and China. Dr. Crawford lived in London, England as the UMHB faculty member for the London Studies Program for spring of 2009 where he lectured courses in British Music History.

As a university scholar, Dr. Crawford has been awarded research grants to allow study in the Czech Republic and Bali. He was also the recipient of the UMHB Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship. He is currently the Vice-President of the Texas Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society. Dr. Crawford’s biographical record is included in “Who’s Who in America.”
[1] Wolfram Schwinger, Gershwin: A Biography (Mainz-Munich, 1983), 76.