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Crane School of Music Welcomes Back Alumni for Guitar Recital

April 24, 2024
SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music Hosts Recent Graduates for Guitar Alumni Recital Honoring Dr. Doug Rubio on April 27 

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will welcome back five recent graduates for a special guitar alumni recital on Saturday, April 27 at 3 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater. 

The event will honor Professor of Classical Guitar Dr. Douglas Rubio upon his retirement. Five alumni who all went on to complete doctorates in the field will perform together in the special concert, including Brian Dooley ’17, Brendon Grabowski ’16, Andrew Marino ’12, Lynn McGrath ’00 and Tom Torrisi ’09.  

Fellow Crane alumnus and luthier Chad Gillander ’04, who is fast becoming known as a maker of fine steel-string acoustic guitars, will also attend. Dooley will perform on one of Gillander’s handmade instruments. 

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.  

This performance will be broadcast live on the Crane School of Music YouTube channel at the concert time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit 

About The Crane School of Music: 

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 and was one of the first Yamaha Institutions of Excellence. For more information, please visit 

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