Crane International Piano Festival
Due to the recent development of COVID-19, the piano festival is canceled for the summer of 2020. Stay tuned for our program in 2021! Please stay healthy and safe, everyone!
SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music hosted the inaugural Crane International Piano Festival in the summer of 2019! The festival—a seven-day event for young pianists from 13 to 18 years old—offered intensive training opportunities with renowned faculty members from The Crane School of Music and other guest artists. The inaugural festival featured one week of concerts, masterclasses, private lessons and workshops for talented young pianists, all on SUNY Potsdam's beautiful campus in the foothills of the Adirondacks.
Students had the chance to attend workshops and perform on stage at the Crane School of Music during the festival, learning from world-renowned faculty, including Crane professors Young-Ah Tak and Eugenia Tsarov, Victoria Mushkatkol (a piano faculty member at The Julliard School's pre-college division), and Erikson Rojas (a piano faculty member at Palm Beach Atlantic University).
In light of the global pandemic, the festival has been cancelled during the summer of 2020, but stay tuned for our program in the summer of 2021!
The Crane School of Music is distinguished as the only All-Steinway School within the SUNY System, with more than 150 Steinway pianos, including three new concert grands. In fact, Crane has made the largest piano order in Steinway & Sons history—twice. This happened in 1955 (with 125 pianos) and 2007 (with 141 pianos).
- Program Fee: $500
- Housing & Meal Fee: $200Th
All fees must be paid in full no later than May 31. If you are offered any scholarship, please pay the remaining balance. Full refund may be issued up to May 31 at the discretion of the Program Director
The Crane International Piano Festival requires that the following forms be completed, signed and mailed to the address below prior to May 31, 2019.
- Medical Authorization & Health History Form (2 pages)
- Acknowledgements & Hold Harmless
- Code of Conduct & Talent Release
- Check-Out Authorization Form
- Private Lesson Authorization (if applicable)
This Forms Packet (PDF) includes all of the required forms. Each of the fillable PDF pages are linked, which will minimize redundancy in data entry. Note the forms packet is processed through Crane Youth Music (CYM).
Please complete the fillable fields, print, sign, have doctor’s office complete medications portion of health form (if needed), and return to:
c/o Crane Youth Music
44 Pierrepont Avenue
C218 Bishop Hall
Potsdam, NY 13676
You may also fax the completed forms to CYM at (315) 267-2413.
Students may take one elective class during CIPF. These classes will be offered to both Crane International Piano Festival and Crane Youth Music participants.
2019 elective offerings and instructors include:
- Alexander Technique - Beth Robinson
- Conducting - Dr. Brian Doyle, Jill Rubio and Glenn Roberts
- Music of the Beatles - Dr. Douglas Rubio
- Music Business - Marc Ernesti
- Music History - Dr. Erin Brooks
- Music Theory - Scott Lavine, Michael Struzik, John Halpin
- Ukelele - Dr. Raphael Sanders
Students must sign up prior to camp or will be placed in an elective. Once camp starts, elective assignments cannot be changed.