Crane School of Music Alumnus John Angier '88 Earns Emmy Award


John Angier ’88, a graduate of SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition.

SUNY Potsdam graduate John Angier '88 was recently awarded a Daytime Emmy Award. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences handed out its Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmys on June 20 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles.

Angier took home the Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition Award, in recognition of his score for the Nickelodeon children's show "Bubble Guppies."

Originally from Hudson, Quebec, Angier is a sought-after composer and arranger. He has composed music for more than 30 television series, including "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," "Yugioh," "Speed Racer: The Next Generation," "Sonic X," "Jolly Rabbit" and "Dinosaur King," to name a few.

He has written themes and music for City News and City International, as well as Breakfast Television and Much Music in Canada. Nominated for a

Canadian Gemini Award, Angier has also written music for feature films, including "Kurbaan," "Raajnetti," "Yogioh," "Yugioh 3D," "Pokemon: The Movie" and "Pokemon 3."

As an arranger and producer, Angier has worked with composer Stephen

Schwartz and written orchestral arrangements and played keyboards on

records by the Jonas Brothers, Paula Abdul, Joan Osborne, Joss Stone,

Dionne Warwick, Donny Osmond, Diane Birch and The Bouncing Souls.

Angier holds a master's degree in music technology from New York University. He earned his bachelor's degree in music education from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.

He and his wife, Jacqueline (Bozza) Angier '90, reside in New York City.

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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.