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Crane School of Music Presents Student Composers Concert

November 6, 2018

Nine music composition students from SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music are set to premiere their latest new works in a student composers forum concert, on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall.

The concert will open with “I Heard, I was Afraid to Follow,” a piece for chorus and strings based on a text by Shel Silverstein, by Sofia Rosado Coyle. Kelly Friedmann's work for solo cello, “Perso,” will be presented next, followed by Liam Zaffora-Reeder's “Confirmation” and Coyle's “Chaos and the Peace of Mind,” both written for fixed media.

Skye Hamilton-Carranza will perform his piece, “Femur,” on marching snare drum. The Fratres Saxophone Quartet will present Maxime Gilles Esformes' “Terminal Velocity,” a three-movement work. The performance will continue with Jacob Ali's work for trumpets and flugelhorn, “The Unspoken Journey,” followed by two works for solo piano, “Propane Repaid” by Samuel Taylor, and “The Sojourner's Suite” by Monica Trummer.

The concert will conclude with Tyler Mazone's “Triumph and Scherzo,” for piano and trumpet, followed by Esformes' “The Spirit of the Ocean: Life, Death and Rebirth,” written for soprano, cello, electronics and piano.

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

This concert will be broadcast live on the Crane School of Music YouTube channel at the performance 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. For more information, please visit

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