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Crane School of Music Composition Students Premiere New Works

Photo of Skye Hamilton-Carranza that will be performing in a student composers forum.
Skye Hamilton-Carranza will debut two works during the student composers forum concert at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music, alongside new pieces by four other classmates.

Five music composition students from SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music are set to premiere their latest new works in a student composers forum concert, on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The concert will open with "Tortured," a recent piece by Skye Hamilton-Carranza, featuring two saxophone quartets performing alongside the composer on piano. That will be followed by Matthew Mazer's "Lullaby," written for string quartet.

The first movement of Brooke D'Aprile's work, "Honeoye," titled "The Lake," will feature a woodwind ensemble, followed by a solo clarinet piece ("Variations on a Theme") written by Alex Malin. "Wandering," a piece for oboe and piano by Maxime Eilles Esformes, will then be debuted.

The performance will conclude with another work by Hamilton-Carranza, titled "Steel," featuring a large woodwind ensemble, piano, marimba and percussion.

This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.

This concert will broadcast live on the Crane School of Music YouTube channel at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit

About The Crane School of Music:

Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution. For more information, please visit

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Alexandra Jacobs Wilke, Office of College Communications,
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