March 16, 2022Print | PDF
Born in Toronto and raised in Cambridge, Ontario, Calum Crosbie is currently in his fourth year at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Bachelor of Music in Performance, studying percussion. During his time at Laurier, Calum has been a member of the Wilfrid Laurier Symphony Orchestra as the principal percussionist for three years, the Wilfrid Laurier Jazz Ensemble and the Wilfrid Laurier Percussion Ensemble.
Calum won the 2021 Ken Murray Concerto Competition with Jennifer Higdon’s “Percussion Concerto,” which he is performing this evening. He is also the recipient of the Dorothy M. Elliot Music Scholarship for Performance and was recently nominated to compete for a Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award. In 2017, Calum won the Pearl Award for Best Overall Concert Percussionist at MusicFest Nationals.
In 2021, Calum was accepted as a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, whose mission is to recruit the best young classical musicians from across the country and prepare them for careers as professional orchestral musicians.
Next year, Calum will be studying to attain a master's degree in Percussion Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, England.
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