Dr. Patrick Crossland

Crossland1_000Trombonist Patrick Crossland was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Growing up in southern Louisiana, he began playing trombone at age 10. He has worked closely with several prominent composers. Solo performances include the Walker Art Center’s “Festival Dancing In Your Head” (2001, 2002, 2005), the Darmstadt Course for New Music (2004, 2006, 2008), where he was awarded a Solo Performance Prize, and the “Utopia Jetzt!” Festival (Germany) where he performed his acclaimed “V for Grock” multimedia recital. In 2009 he premiered his “Krieg dem Krieg” project featuring thematic works for trombone and electronics. In addition to his activities as a soloist and chamber musician, he is an avid improviser, working with a wide range of musicians, dancers, and actors. He is a member of the Composers Slide Quartet, Ensemble Laboratorium, and Zinc & Copper Works. Recently relocated to the Baltimore area, he teaches trombone and other music courses at the University of Maryland Baltimore County




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Jazz History

Research Interests

Contemporary Performance Practice
Instrumental Theater


B.M. (Honors) University of Southern Mississippi (1996)
M.M. Manhatten School of Music (1998)
Postgraduate Soloist Diploma, Royal College of Music (1999)
D.M.A. University of Minnesota (2007)
Postgraduate Soloist Diploma, Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik Trossingen (2009)