D.M.A., Michigan State University; M.M., Brigham Young University; B.M., Brigham Young University. Dr. Andrew Crane serves as Director of Choral Activities at East Carolina University, where he conducts the Chamber Singers, University Chorale, and heads the graduate program in choral conducting. Prior to coming to ECU in 2011, Crane held a similar position at California State University, San Bernardino, where he received the College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Teaching Faculty award. He also is the former choral director at Provo High School (UT).
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 performed in major concert venues throughout Europe. He is active as a guest conductor of All-State and honor choirs, as well as clinician, presenter, and adjudicator throughout the country. Additionally, 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, Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, North Carolina Master Chorale, and many more.
During the 2013-2014 season, Crane and the ECU Chamber Singers will represent the United States in an invited appearance at the Tolosa (Spain) International Choral Contest. He will also fulfill a guest conducting residency at the Conservatory of Italian Switzerland. Other engagements include the 2014 North Carolina Middle School All-State Chorus, as well as various honor choirs throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Crane resides in Eastern North Carolina with his wife and four children.
He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the American Choral Directors Association; and is currently serving as the Repertoire and Standards chair for college/university choirs in ACDA’s North Carolina chapter.