Dr Drew Crawford is an Associate Professor in Music at the University of Southampton and currently serves as the Department's Undergraduate Admissions Tutor & Year Abroad Coordinator.
I am a composer, producer, sound designer and songwriter with work spanning studio recordings (pop, jazz and EDM genres, film, television, radio and video game soundtracks) and live performances (opera, theatre, dance, cabaret, the concert hall and large-scale corporate events) as well as installation & sound design projects. I love collaboration and being able to work across a broad range of compositional activities, from global projects to intimate commissions, in both commercial and more “art” oriented contexts and feel that each stream of work feeds the others.
I am passionate about teaching creative contemporary music-making and, having taught techniques from digital sound design to 18th century counterpoint, I care deeply about teasing out connections between seemingly unconnected subjects to find the DNA that links them to each other, as well as to students’ own musical experiences.
In 2021-22 I am teaching Film Music Composition and leading on the third-year Commercial Composition dissertation module. At postgraduate level I’ll also be leading on Global Music Industry for our MA in International Music Management degree and supervising a range of MMus portfolios and PhD projects.
I studied composition at the University of Sydney with Peter Sculthorpe, Ross Edwards and Anne Boyd. At the Australian Institute of Music I taught Composition and Music Production and was involved in course design as well as delivery at both Undergraduate and Graduate levels before relocating to the UK in 2016, where I taught as a Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London and as a Teaching Fellow here at the University of Southampton.