Division: Choral Conducting & Ensembles
Position: Associate Professor
Office: E-332 HFAC
Andrew Crane was named Associate Professor of Choral Conducting and conductor of the Brigham Young University Singers in 2015. Previous to this appointment, he served for four years as Director of Choral Activities at East Carolina University, and six years in the same position at California State University, San Bernardino. He is also the former choral director at Provo High School.
Choirs under his direction have appeared by invitation at multiple conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education, and have won top prizes in international competitions. In 2015, he led the East Carolina University Chamber Singers to a first place finish in the 13th Maribor (Slovenia) International Choral Competition Gallus, the only American choir to win in the history of the contest. During the 2016-2017 season, Crane will prepare the BYU Singers for performances of Handel’s Messiah with the British vocal ensemble Tenebrae; and will also conduct the choir in an invited performance at the state convention of the Utah Music Educators Association conference.
Additionally, Dr. Crane enjoys a career as a professional solo and ensemble tenor, having appeared with such groups as the Los Angeles Bach Festival, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Yale Choral Artists, Vox Humana, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Tennessee Chamber Chorus, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Master Chorale, Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, and others.
Dr. Crane is active as a conductor of honor choirs, clinician, guest lecturer, and accompanist. In addition, he serves as editor of the Andrew Crane Choral Series through Walton Music. His degrees include a Bachelor of Music in music education and a Master of Music in choral conducting from Brigham Young University as well as a doctorate in Musical Arts from Michigan State University. Dr. Crane resides in Utah County with his wife Casandria, also a BYU alumna, and their four children.
DMA, Michigan State University
MM, choral conducting, Brigham Young University
BM, music education, Brigham Young University