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Star Students Featured in 2017-18 Crane School of Music 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. 13 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 concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

The students selected to perform in the 2017-18 Crane School of Music Student Honors Recital include:

  • Isabella Kolasinski, euphonium
  • Matthew Lampel, guitar
  • Luca Esposito, marimba
  • AJ Long, piano
  • Eric Villalta, tenor saxophone
  • Shelby Gillespie, soprano
  • Shavon Lloyd, baritone

The performance will include works by Ludwig von Beethoven, Margaret Bond, Jacob Druckman, Hall Johnson, Franz Liszt,  William Matthias, Domenico Scarlatti, Maria Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Jacob Ter Veldhuis and Giuseppe Verdi.

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

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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.

Media contact:

Alexandra Jacobs Wilke, Office of College Communications,
(315) 267-2918