Stephen Crawford

Biographical Info

Dr. Stephen Crawford is a marimba performer and conductor in Texas. He is the Director of Bands and Percussion Studies at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX. He holds degrees from Minot State University (ND), University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. He has studied marimba with Mike Blake, Randy Hogancamp and Laurence Kaptain and has taken masterclasses with Leigh Howard Stevens and Dave Samuels.

Along with his marimba performance, Crawford is the principal percussionist with the Temple Symphony Orchestra, and music director/founder of the Ritmo y Mas Percussion Group. Crawford is in constant demand as percussion performer, clinician, and guest conductor having performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Ireland. He is a recipient of a Texas Percussive Arts Society Performance Grant and is the host of the Central Texas Percussion Festival held annually in February. Dr. Crawford represents the Ross Mallet Instrument Company as performing artist and clinician, and is the author of “”Building a Better Percussion Section: Methods and Motivation”” (published by Ross/Jupiter Education Services) and has appeared as a clinician at the Kentucky MEA, the South Carolina MEA, the North Dakota Day of Percussion, and the Concordia University Day of Percussion in Nebraska. His marimba compositions are available through HoneyRock Publishing.
Dr. Stephen Crawford
Director of Bands & Percussion Studies
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
900 College St. Box 8012 Belton, TX 76513
Ph: 254.295.4618 Email:
(Modified 2001.7.7)

Categories: Marimbist, Players