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Star Students Featured in Crane School of Music Honors Recital on Feb. 11

February 6, 2020

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music Presents 2019-20 Student Honors Recital on Feb. 11

Pianist Christian Verfenstein is one of the Crane School of Music students chosen to perform in the 2019-20 Student Honors Recital.

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music will highlight the talent and artistry of its rising performers in the annual Student Honors Recital, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

This special concert will feature students selected by professors to represent their respective performance areas, including brass, guitar/harp, percussion, piano, strings, woodwinds and voice.

The students selected to perform in the 2019-20 Crane School of Music Student Honors Recital include:

  • Shannon Boyle, harp
  • Allison Brault, soprano
  • Matt Levine, clarinet
  • Joshua Mantegna, bass trombone
  • Emma Marhefka, soprano
  • Laura Matthews, viola
  • Patrick Roche, marimba
  • Craig Smith, baritone
  • Christian Verfenstein, 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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