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Scott P. Lavine

Professor Emeritus, Adjunct Instructor

Scott P. LaVine is Professor Emeritus of Music at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Over the duration of his career at Potsdam, Professor LaVine has conducted all of the Crane wind bands, taught courses in conducting, music education pedagogy, music technology, theory, and functional piano, and has served as coordinator of music technology. Previously, he served as music department chair and director of bands at Norwood-Norfolk Central School and conducted bands at St. Lawrence University. He also played an integral role in the Crane Youth Music Summer Program as a conductor of bands and jazz bands and served as CYM Director from 1998-2003. Mr. LaVine is a past-president of the New York State Band Directors Association, the Crane Faculty Association, and the Julia E. Crane Alumni Association and is the recipient of several awards, including the 2003 NYSBDA Distinguished Service Award, the 1999 SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award, and nomination to the SUNY Confederation Honor Role in 1995. Mr. LaVine serves on the NYSSMA Technology Steering Committee and is a co-founder and co-conductor of Northern Symphonic Winds. He is a certified instructor for the Technology Association for Music Educators (TI:ME) and is an adjudicator and clinician for FiestaVal of Richmond, VA.