The Clifford Crawley Music Composition Scholarship

Donor Story:

The scholarship honours the legacy of Clifford Crawley who taught composition and music education at Queen’s University for two decades. The many musical works he composed for both professional and amateur musicians in Kingston and beyond continue to be well-loved and widely performed. The scholarship is offered in the spirit of his strong belief that anyone who learns to tell or write a story should equally learn to create music.  

Fund Description:

Established in September 2016 by Dr. Beverley Diamond and her family in memory of Professor Emeritus Clifford Crawley, a respected scholar, composer, and professor of composition and music education at Queen’s University from 1973 to 1993. Awarded in even numbered years on the recommendation of the Dan School of Drama and Music to students in any undergraduate year of any Faculty or School and Queen’s University who have completed one or more courses in music composition, who demonstrate exceptional ability and achievement in composition. Compositions or improvisations may be in any genre of music and may be captured in print, digital, or other AV media.