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The Crane Trumpet Studio, led by Dr. Brianne Borden and Dr. Luke Spence is a thriving community of trumpet majors at SUNY Potsdam. The studio is comprised of Music Education, Music Performance, Musical Studies, and Music Business Majors at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
These enthusiastic learners participate in ensembles such as the Crane Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Latin Ensemble, Frackenpohl Honors Brass Quintet and more. Crane trumpet students have competed at the National Trumpet Competition in 2022.
Members of the Crane trumpet studio are prepared to fulfill their goals beyond college and myriad are teaching in the public school system or have moved on to highly acclaimed graduate programs.
With community and collaboration at the forefront of our mission, Crane trumpets can attend optional warm-up classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays throughout the semester, are encouraged to play duets, and each student has access to both professors' guidance and mentorship. Aside from the musical togetherness, Crane trumpets have been known to have pizza parties, go ice skating together, and of course participate in long standing traditions like Secret Santa and beating the trombone studio in softball at the end of the year.
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