Stetson University

Amy Crane

Adjunct Professor of Music, Aural Training and Accompanying

Amy Crane is adjunct professor of aural training and accompanying and accompanies the Stetson University Women's Chorale. Crane is a pianist, organist and harpsichordist and received her bachelor of science in music education and master of music in piano performance (cum laude) degrees from Ithaca College.

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 to perform piano concertos for two years with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared as soloist with the University of Iowa Brass Ensemble.

For several years, 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.

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, Crane served as adjunct professor of piano at Daytona Beach Community College (now Daytona State College) for seven years, where she accompanied faculty and student recitals, along with the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. She accompanied the Stetson University 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 University for the last fourteen years.

Crane collaborated with Ann Adams, Ph.D., in a solo recital at the Double Reed International Society conference in Melbourne, Australia. Crane served as official accompanist for the Sigma Alpha Iota national convention in Orlando, Fla.

Crane 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 in December 2013.

Crane is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society. She is a member of the Volusia County Alumnae Chapter and faculty advisor for the Eta Pi chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, the international music fraternity.

Education

  • M.M., piano performance, Ithaca College
  • B.S., music education, Ithaca College

Publications

  • Crane, Amy and Levy, Robert. Music for Trumpet. CD.

Amy Crane

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