Allan Crossman has had the great pleasure to write for soloists and ensembles worldwide, including many commissions and awards. Millennium Overture appeared on the eponymous GRAMMY-nominated album from North/South Consonance; Music for Human Choir shared Top Honors at the Waging Peace Through Singing Festival in Oregon; Flyer, for cello solo and string orchestra, was written in 2003 for the centenary of the first Wright Brothers flight and premiered/recorded by the North/South Chamber Orchestra (NYC) under Max Lifchitz, with cellist Nina Flyer. It was a featured piece by the Kalistos Chamber Orchestra at the Society of Composers national conference at Denison University, OH. Florébius, violin/piano, was released by Parma in 2016, with the Eusebius Duo (San Francisco). The musical, The Log of the Skipper’s Wife, was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Co. at Stratford and the Kennedy Center, with music drawn from Irish/Scottish shanties. Canada Council, American Composers Forum and others have supported his work. He taught at Concordia University (Montreal) and the San Francisco Conservatory. Crossman was born into an artistic family in New York City in 1942 and worked with George Rochberg, George Crumb, and Hugo Weisgall at the University of Pennsylvania (Honors BA, MA). His principal piano studies were with Irwin Gelber.