Amy Crane, Piano
Amy Crane serves as adjunct professor of Aural Training and Accompanying and accompanies the Stetson Women's Chorale. Mrs. Crane is a pianist, organist, and harpsichordist and received the Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Master of Music in Piano Performance cum laude degrees from Ithaca College.
Mrs. Crane has collaborated on numerous solo and ensemble concerts and performed as soloist and accompanist on duo recitals throughout the United States. At the age of 16, she appeared as soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and was selected for two years to perform piano concertos with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with the University of Iowa Brass Ensemble.
For several years, Mrs. Crane served as accompanist for the Washington Concert Singers and accompanist/assistant conductor for the Southern Maryland Choral Society in venues in the Washington, D.C. area, including the Kennedy Center and Constitution Hall. She has worked with renowned conductors Don Craig, Gregg Smith, Craig Jessop, Andrew Larson, Ann Small, and Sandra Willetts.
She appeared for several seasons as soloist and collaborative artist with the faculty at the Tidewater Music Festival at St. Mary's College of Maryland and served as faculty accompanist at the music teachers' conference at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Mrs. Crane has presented duo recitals and accompanied choirs at Henderson State College and St. Mary's College of Maryland. She has collaborated on solo recitals at those institutions and the University of Iowa, Catholic University, the University of Maryland, Daytona State College, and Stetson University.
Locally, Mrs. Crane served as adjunct professor of piano at Daytona Beach Community College for seven years, where she accompanied faculty and student recitals, along with the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. She accompanied the Stetson Young Singers for over five years, the Stetson University Opera Workshop for three years, and the Daytona Beach Choral Society for two seasons. She has collaborated on numerous faculty, student, and chamber recitals at Stetson for the last fourteen years.
Mrs. Crane collaborated with Dr. Ann Adams in a solo recital at the Double Reed International Society conference in Melbourne, Australia. Mrs. Crane served as official accompanist for the Sigma Alpha Iota national convention in Orlando, Florida.
Mrs. Crane has recorded "Music for Trumpet" with Robert Levy, an album of twentieth-century trumpet compositions by American composers. Most recently, she has recorded songs of Robert Burns, Scottish poet, with soprano Joann Gilmartin, which will be released December 2013.
Mrs. Crane is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, national music honor society. She is a member of the Volusia County Alumnae Chapter and faculty adviser for the Eta Pi chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, international music fraternity.