2017-18 GUIDE TO MUSIC SCHOOLS

The Crane School of Music
The Crane School of Music
SUNY Potsdam
MISSION
SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music is a community of educators, musicians and scholars in an environment dedicated to helping every student achieve his or her career and life goals.
Crane consists of approximately 525 undergraduate and 25 graduate students, and a faculty of over 80 teachers and professional staff, 85% of whom are full-time Crane faculty members. The Crane School is housed in the Julia E. Crane Music Center on the north side of the campus and has two classroom buildings (Bishop and Schuette Halls), three concert areas (Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall, 1290 seats; the Sara M. Snell Music Theater, 452 seats; and the Ralph Wakefield Lecture and Recital Hall, 130 seats) as well as extensive supporting areas. The new 97,000-square-foot Performance Arts Center opened in the Spring 2014 semester next door to the Crane Center, and includes three additional large performance spaces (a Proscenium Theater, a Black Box Theater, and a Dance Theater) as well as a recording studio with new, state-of-the-art equipment.
The Crane School was founded in 1886 by Julia Crane (1855-1923) as the Crane Institute of Music and was one of the first institutions in the country to have programs dedicated to preparing specialists in teaching music in the public schools. Throughout Crane's history the school's primary mission has been to educate music teachers with an emphasis on excellence in performance. At Crane, learning to be a teacher does not exclude or limit music performance, but uses excellence in performance as the foundation on which teaching is based. Over the years, our mission has expanded to include degrees in performance, music business, composition, and music theory and history, as well as other programs in jazz, music in special education, music technology, and piano pedagogy. Crane is proud to have many of the finest music educators, scholars and performers in the United States as members of the faculty, all working hard to make Crane a vital, innovative and exciting place.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS SCHOOL
Crane is an undergraduate-focused music school with attentive full-time faculty. We are part of SUNY Potsdam, an arts-centric school where about 1,000 students (of 4,000 total) major in the arts. At Crane, students can choose from a wide variety of programs and majors.
LOCATION
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676
ADMISSIONS
315-267-2775
Audition Requirements
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
CAREER / POST-GRADUATION ASSISTANCE
Students in each major work closely with faculty and staff at Crane and SUNY Potsdam's Career Services Office in formulating their post-graduation plans. Crane alumni includes thousands of educators, performers, composers, researchers, leaders in music industry, and musicians of renown, a network of graduates who can be found throughout North America and around the world.
KEY STATISTICS (college level and above)
550 music students
Music Faculty: 75 full time, 18 adjunct
AREAS OF STUDY
Applied Music (Performance) • Brass • Composition (Performance) • Guitar • Harp • Jazz Studies & Contemporary Media • Music Education • Percussion • Piano • Strings • Theory • Voice/Opera • Woodwinds
Other Areas of Study: Music Business • Music History • Music Technology
DEGREE PROGRAMS
EVENTS & PERFORMANCES
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