Lawrence Crawford is Professor Emeritus of the music theory and piano faculty. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree (piano performance) and a Master of Music degree from the University of Oregon (piano performance and music theory) and a Ph.D. from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at the Catholic University of America (musicology with specialization in music theory).
Piano study included work with Leon Fleisher (Peabody Conservatory), Mieczyslaw Munz (Julliard), Benning Dexter (University of Michigan), and George Hopkins (University of Oregon). He studied composition with Homer Keller (University of Oregon) and Emerson Myers (Catholic University).
Crawford was the founder and director of the first Department of Music computer lab and created and supervised the department’s tutorial services. He was also program coordinator of a NEH Grant to develop the Asian Arts and Culture Center, chaired both the theory and piano divisions at Towson for several years, and created the Concepts of Music Theory and Advanced Theory graduate courses as well as the theory placement exams for the Master of Music program. In addition to theory and keyboard instruction, Crawford taught composition and administered the undergraduate piano proficiency exams.
Crawford is currently continuing his association with Towson University as a part-time faculty member specializing in piano and theory.