Division: Choral Conducting & Ensembles
Position: Associate Professor, Division Coordinator
Office: E-334 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 (ACDA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO). Recent such performances include the 2017 NCCO biennial conference in Baton Rouge, and the 2019 ACDA national conference in Kansas City.
On the international stage, in 2015 Dr. Crane 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. He has also appeared as a guest conductor and lecturer at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland, the Military University of Culture and Arts in Vietnam, the Choral Musicians Association of Hunan Province (China), and the Indonesian Institute of the Arts.
Additionally, Crane enjoys a career as a professional solo and ensemble tenor, having appeared with such groups as Seraphic Fire, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Yale Choral Artists, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, and many others.
Dr. Crane is active as a conductor of honor choirs, clinician, adjudicator and presenter. He serves as President of Utah ACDA, and on the national ACDA Standing Committee for Composition Initiatives. In addition, Crane curates a choral series under his name 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 Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from Michigan State University.
DMA, Choral Conducting, Michigan State University
MM, Choral Conducting, Brigham Young University
BM, Music Education, Brigham Young University