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Conferences & Special Events

The Crane School of Music students, faculty and guest artists present over 300 public performances each year. Also, master classes provide the special chance for our student singers, instrumentalists and conductors to learn from prominent visiting artists and alumni.

Crane Candlelight Concert

The 300 musicians of the Crane Chorus and the Crane Symphony Orchestra will fill the stage at the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall for the annual performance.

Crane Piano Pedagogy Conference

The biennial Crane Piano Pedagogy Conference explores current trends and best practices in piano pedagogy. Participants learn from expert pedagogues through teacher workshops, master classes, and informal discussions.

Joy Anthony Douglass '56 Visiting Master Teachers

LoKo Arts Festival

Through the generosity and artistic vision of Kathryn (Kofoed) '54 and Donald Lougheed, The LoKo Arts Festival resurrects the tradition of a dynamic and comprehensive campus spring festival, to include theatre, dance, vocal and instrumental performances; visual arts exhibitions; creative writing programs; and guest artists and lecturers. The annual Crane spring festival concert, led by the Dorothy Albrecht Gregory Visiting Conductor, occurs during the LoKo Arts Festival.

Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize

The Domenic J. Pellicciotti Opera Composition Prize was founded by Dr. Gary C. Jaquay to honor his life partner Domenic J. Pellicciotti, an ardent fan of opera.

The Crane School of Music Honors Convocation

The Crane School's annual awards ceremony takes place at the end of the Spring semester and is an opportunity to publicly honor students for their achievements with the presenting various accolades, awards and scholarships. The 2022 Honors Convocation is on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 3:00 pm in Snell Theater. Click here for the 2022 event program.