Adjunct Instructor, Music Theory
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, John Crabtree's compositions have been performed nationally and internationally at various concerts and conferences in North America, Europe, and South America. Among his awards are the "Phi Mu Alpha National Conference Centennial Fanfare Competition" of 1997 for A Centennial Celebration: Sinfonian Fanfare for brass ensemble, New York’s "INMC (International New Music Consortium, Inc.) Composition Competition of 2001" for Scintillate Plectrums for electronic tape, a series of consecutive "Standard Awards" from ASCAP, and a Winner of one of two prizes in the "Penn State University College of Arts and Architecture’s Competition for Two Commencement Marches" for Commencement for the Penn State University Trombone Choir. Several recordings can be heard on the Magni and New Tertian Recordings labels, as well as on a a compact disc by YAMAHA trumpeter, Rex Richardson on Summit records.
Dr. Crabtree has previously served on the music faculty at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, La., Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, La., and the University of Houston. He is currently teaching music theory on the faculty at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and completed his Doctoral degree in Music Composition under the direction of Stephen David Beck and Dinos Constantinides at Louisiana State University in 2007. Recently, he has received commissions from Baton Rouge High School in Baton Rouge, TX, as well as from The First Baptist Church in San Antonio, TX, and is an active member of CMS (College Music Society), SCI (Society of Composers, Inc), SCL (Southeastern Composers League), NACUSA (National Association of Composers USA), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers).