Dr. Emily Hanna Crane
Coordinator of Orchestral Strings
Assistant Professor of Music
Dr. Emily Hanna Crane joined Austin Peay State University in 2008 as the Coordinator of Orchestral Strings and Assistant Professor of Music. She teaches violin, viola, chamber music, music appreciation, chamber music literature, and string methods. Dr. Crane was accepted into and completed the Fall 2012 Inaugural Faculty Teaching Program at APSU. She also teaches Suzuki and traditional violin through the Community School of the Arts, where she received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010. Dr. Crane is the Director of APSU’s Honor Orchestra Festival and has been an active adjudicator, clinician, and sectional coach for summer festivals and honor orchestras. Prior to APSU, Dr. Crane taught at the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg and held a large private violin studio in Tallahassee, Fla. She has also been an active free-lance musician in the Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Georgia, and Alabama.
Dr. Crane earned the Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Florida State University where she studied violin with Eliot Chapo, Gary Kosloski, and Karen Clarke. She earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied with Richard Luby. Dr. Crane has also studied with Kenneth Goldsmith, Kevin Lawrence, Ernest Pereira, and Mary Jane Kirkendol. She has also studied viola pedagogy with Pamela Ryan and Dana Meyer.
An avid performer, Dr. Crane has given concerts across North America, Taiwan, and Europe. She is a member of the Gateway Chamber Orchestra, a group of musicians specializing in the performance of masterworks that lack a traditional home in the repertoire. As concertmaster of the GCO, Dr. Crane has played the solo violin part on a variety of works ranging from the notoriously difficulty Chamber Symphony by John Adams to the scordatura piccolo violin on J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 to the challenging Orphée-Sérénade by William Bolcom to Arnold Schönberg's Chamber Symphony, Op. 9. In November 2011 Dr. Crane was featured as the violin soloist in Michael Daugherty's violin concerto Ladder to the Moon. GCO's 2nd CD, Chamber Symphonies, was released in May 2012 and nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Classical Producer of the Year.
Dr. Crane is a founding member of the Hanna-Yang Duo, with pianist Hui-Ting Yang, dedicated to premiering new works. The Duo premiered Metamorphoses II by Clifton Callender (commissioned by the Florida State Music Teachers Association and the Hanna-Yang Duo) at the 2009 FSMTA conference in Tallahassee. The Duo has performed Metamorphoses II at the 2011 Southern Chapter College Music Society Conference, the 2011 Florida State University New Music Festival, and the 2010 College Music Society National Conference. A recording of the piece will be released in late 2012 or early 2013. In 2005, the Duo premiered and recorded Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano (2004) by Ju-hwan Yu, which appears on a recording featuring contemporary Korean composers (Kum-Seong records) released in 2008.
Dr. Crane has been a member of Tango Sur (traditional Argentinean music, Tallahassee) and Quartet alla Turca (first prize at the 2002 NUMUS competition; 2001-02 Eppes Graduate Quartet, FSU). She has also performed as a chamber musician on WPLN Nashville Public Radio’s Live in Studio C and performed with the Nexus Chamber Orchestra (Brentwood, Tenn.). Dr. Crane has served as concertmaster and associate concertmaster of the Valley (South Texas) and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestras and played in the violin sections of several orchestras including the Jacksonville (Fla.) and Columbus (Ga.) Symphony Orchestras.
In addition to serving as one of the faculty advisers for Sigma Alpha Iota, Dr. Crane is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, American String Teacher Association, College Music Society (Board Member for Performance in the Southern College Music Society 2012-2014), National Association for Music Education, and Tennessee Music Educators Association.
Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Crane lives in Clarksville with her husband, an educator, and their two brilliant children.
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Phone: (931) 221-6262
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 219