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At The Crane School of Music, you’ll become part of a tradition stretching back more than 130 years. Whether you’re interested in performing, composing, teaching, recording, researching, innovating or leading the music industry, there is a program here for you.

  • Rated in the top 10 music schools in New York State
  • Join one of 40+ performing ensembles
  • 350+ performances per year
  • Get involved in our student-led a cappella scene

Five years after getting her music degree at Crane, Mikaela Davis ’14 returned to campus for a live performance with her band, Southern Star! Now a successful rock musician, she is leaning on a strong foudation at Crane as she performs around the world.

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The Crane School of Music requires prospective students who wish to major in any music degree program to complete auditions, in addition to completing an application through SUNY Potsdam’s regular College admissions process. You can complete these in any order.

The prestigious Crane School of Music just completed a $21.5 million renovation and expansion project!

"I had a really well-rounded experience at SUNY Potsdam. I got to study the things that I wanted at an amazing public institute. Crane was an excellent fit. It’s a really great school, not only for the cost but for the education that you get.”


Mary Catherine Sawyer ’19 Music Education Major

Mary Catherine Sawyer ’19 plays the guitar during a trip to Peru with other Crane students.