Duquesne Mourns the Loss of Faculty Member

murray creweThe Mary Pappert School of Music and Duquesne University are saddened to learn of the passing of Adjunct Professor of Bass Trombone, Murray Crewe.

The former Principal Bass Trombonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) passed away this past weekend. Canadian born, Crewe landed his first symphony job with the Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec in 1984. Three years later, he became the first Canadian bass trombonist to win an audition for a major American orchestra, joining the Utah Symphony in Salt Lake City. Crewe ultimately made Pittsburgh his home, joining the PSO in the fall of 1993.

On Crewe's death, friend and follow PSO trombonist, Jim Nova says, "With an incredibly heavy heart, I'm sad to report my dear friend, colleague and former wingman, Murray Crewe has passed away. He was one of the greats in so many ways. I learned so much from him. What a sound, and what artistry, and what a devoted friend. I shared some of the most amazing artistic experiences as well as some of the heartiest laughs with him. He is so missed and so loved, I still can't believe it."


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