Michael Croswell

Last updated

February 5, 2016


Composing Sound and Music for Twin Cities and Regional Theatre since 1990.

Collaborators include Frank Theatre, Macalester College Theater Dept., MN State Mankato Theater, Arena Dances, Jungle Theater, Stages Theater, Ten Thousand Things Theater Co., Zeitgeist, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, and University Nebraska Omaha,

Selected recent theater experience as a composer, designer and musician includes:
Compleat Female Stage Beauty - Walking Shadow Theater Co., May 2012.
Origin Story - Gustavus Adolphus College, April 2012.
Stop Kiss - Macalester College, February 2012.
12 Ophelias - University of Nebraska at Omaha, November 2011.
The Inland Sea - Macalester College, October 2011.
Ajax in Iraq - Frank Theatre, October 2011.
Pinnochio - Jon Hassler Theater in Plainview, Directed by Jon Ferguson, September 2011.
12 Ophelias - Macalester, April 2011
Cabaret - Frank Theatre, March 2011.
The Odyssey - MN State Mankato, 2010 - 2011.

Experience in creating live and captured sound for unusual and fantastical theatre productions.
Skills include composing, scoring, performing, recording/engineering music in studio & live settings.
Music direction, music performance (Various instruments), and music ensemble coordination.
Also involved in sound design, small audio systems, cue organization, integration with stage Mgr..

Also composed string quartets, Wind Ensemble and Band, Music for Zeitgeist, Released many CD's.

One Off Broadway Production, Best Of Friends, 1993 Westside Theater.

MN State University, Mankato
BS in Music Management, 1988
magna cum laude

TRAINING Composer Teaching Artist Training Program - American Composers Forum, 2011.
Zeitgeist Composers Workshop - With Zeitgeist in Studio Z, July 2010.
Film Score Workshop - McNally Smith & American Composers Forum, April 2010.

Ableton Music Software - Online Training offered through Dubspot, 2012.
Logic Recording Software - Online Training Packet, 2009.

2005 participant in the Works In Progress program at The Red Eye Theater.

Nautilus Composer Librettist Workshop - Ben Kywosz & Nautilus Music Theater.

December 24, 1986 - Fire destroys everything. Start over with no money, no clothes, or much else.

Classical Guitar - 3 Years, Jim McGuire, Mn State University Mankato.
French Horn - 5 years Teachers include Art Smith, Tom Giles, Stewart Ross.
Composition - Group class with with Dr. Paul Goldstaub, 1984 - 1985.
Also: Form and Analysis, Orchestration, percussion, clarinet, electronic music.

2011 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Commendation for Outstanding Composition and Sound Design for MN State Mankato’s production of The Odyssey.

2010 Commissioned by Ramsey Junior High Band in Saint Paul to compose new band composition.
2008 Composed “Number Crunching” for Zeitgeist & Saint Paul Listens Program
2008 Composed string quartet “Run With Me” as part of the Music in Motion program.
2006 Selected to be part of Red Eye Theaters “Isolated Acts” performance series.

2005 Jerome Composer Commissioning Project Grant (2005 JCCP) - American Composers Forum
2003 McKnight Composer Fellowship - American Composers Forum
1994 Jerome Composer Commissiong Project Grant (1994 (JCCP - American Composers Forum
1991 MN State Arts Board Career Opportunity Grant