Originally from Cazenovia, NY, Chris Cresswell (b. 1988) is a composer, sound artist, guitarist, educator, songwriter, and new music advocate who has received commissions and performances from artists across the United States. He has received awards and commissions from the American Composers Forum, the Jerome Foundation for New Music, the National Band Association, Wild Rumpus New Music Collective, the Renee Crown Honors Program, the Setnor School of Music, Sar Shalom Strong, and the Society for New Music, his music has been presented by Kathleen Supove’s Music with a View Festival, Hot Air Music Festival (SF), Rhymes with Opera, ETHOS Society, the Syracuse University Wind Ensemble, among others, with performances at Syracuse University, Hamilton College, San Francisco Conservatory, The Firehouse Space, The National Opera Center, the Tenri Cultural Institute, The Flea Theater, MoMA, and the Kennedy Center. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Syracuse University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Composition, Cresswell has studied with Donald Bohlen, James O. Welsch, Andrew Waggoner, Gregory Mertl, Nicolas Scherzinger, and Zibuokle Martinaityte. He currently lives in Cazenovia, NY.
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