Praised for “her lovely limpid colors in good harmony with her musical intelligence” (Perform Arts Perugia), her “lovely, vibrant soprano, precise in her tuning,” and “great acting and agile vocals” (DC Metro Theater Arts), Crossley Hawn enjoys an engaging career in various styles of music in the DC area and beyond.
Commended as “outstanding” and “consistently beautiful” by Washington Classical Review, she has served as a guest soloist with ensembles including The Folger Consort, Cathedra, The City Choir of Washington, Chatham Baroque, Choralis, The Reston Chorale, Maryland Choral Society, and Maryland Summer Chorus. Crossley was the winner of the 2018 Choralis Young Artist Competition.
In addition to her solo work, Crossley is an active ensemble singer. She is a member of Eya, an award-winning female trio specializing in early music. Crossley has also appeared with Bridge, The Washington Bach Consort, the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, Kinnara, True Concord, EXO Choir, Chorosynthesis, The Thirteen, Chantry, and The District Eight.
A summa cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America with an M.M. in Vocal Performance and studies in Theology, Crossley enjoys both sacred and operatic repertoire. Appearing with Summer Opera Theatre Company, Bel Cantanti Opera, and Loudoun Lyric Opera, and The Catholic University of America, she has performed the roles of Dido in Dido and Aeneas, the Shepherd Boy in Tosca, Giannetta in L’Elisir d’Amore, Drusilla in L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica, Amahl in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Serpina in La Serva Padrona, for which she was an award recipient of DC Metro Theater Arts: Best of 2016.
Other career highlights include performing at the Kennedy Center, singing in chamber choirs for two Popes, performing David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning the little match girl passion with the composer in attendance, serving as cantor at Justice Antonin Scalia’s Mass of Christian Burial, and taking part in the Defiant Requiem in Budapest and at Lincoln Center. She has performed worldwide in Italy, Canada, Switzerland, France, England, Germany, Austria and Hungary. Crossley has been a soloist on EWTN and WETA on numerous occasions, and has been involved in a number of classical music recordings, including all of Gothic Catalog’s “New American Choral Music” series. She is a cantor and chorister at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and she sings at Washington National Cathedral. She recently served as Project Manager for Experiential Orchestra’s premiere recording of Dame Ethel Smyth’s The Prison, and she is an Artistic Director of Bridge, a professional vocal chamber ensemble specializing in new works for voices and early music.
Learn more at www.crossleyhawn.com.