William G. Crimm

Applied Voice

William G. Crimm

William G. Crimm, bass baritone, opera singer, lecturer, conductor, accompanist, teacher and producer, currently serves as an adjunct professor in voice here at TSU.  Over the last forty plus years, Mr. Crimm has travel throughout the United States and aboard performing and teaching.  He received his formal education from the prestigious University of Rochester – Eastman School of Music where he studied with the renowned, Metropolitan Opera Mezzo-Soprano, Anna Kaskas.  He also studied opera with the famous bass and opera coach, Leonard Treash.  Mr. Crimm has sung with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Theatre of Rochester, Opera Under the Stars, Henrietta Community Orchestra, St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, Washington University Opera, as well as concerts in Japan, and Switzerland.  Mr. Crimm has not only starred in productions of Porgy and Bess but produced the fully staged production with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.  Mr. Crimm served as Music Director for a revival performance of Scott Joplin’s opera Treemonisa for the Woodbury Strong Museum.  As a Gannett Newspaper Lecturer for Rochester Institute of Technology, Mr. Crimm distinguished himself as an authority on the Negro Spiritual.  Throughout the USA, Mr. Crimm is known as a community arts developer in showcasing upcoming artists in Broadway shows such as: The Wiz, Dreamgirls, Guys and Dolls, Your Arms…Too Short to Box with God, Collage, and Westside Story to name a few.  In addition to the above, Mr. Crimm serves as Associate Director of Salama Urban Ministries, Inc.  This organization prepares children and youth for a productive adulthood.  Mr. Crimm is a member of The National Association of Negro Musicians, and serves on the Gateway Music Festival Board of Directors. He is the past President of the National William Warfield Scholarship Fund of the Eastman School of Music, and presently serves as Co-Chair of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra Performing Arts Committee.

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