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Andrew Crane

University Singers, Choral Conducting & Ensembles, Administration, Division Coordinator, Associate Director: Performance

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Andrew Crane joined the BYU faculty in 2015, where his main duties include conducting the Brigham Young University Singers and teaching courses in the graduate conducting curriculum. Previous to this appointment, he served for four years as Director of Choral Activities at East Carolina University, and six years in the same position at California State University, San Bernardino. He is also the former choral director at Provo High School.

Choirs under his direction have appeared by invitation at numerous state, regional, and national conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, and National Collegiate Choral Organization. Recent or upcoming examples include the 2025 ACDA national conference in Dallas, TX, the 2022 ACDA Western Division conference in Long Beach, CA, the 2019 ACDA national conference in Kansas City, MO, and the 2017 NCCO national conference in Baton Rouge, LA.

In 2024 the BYU Singers under Crane’s direction won the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition at the Cork (Ireland) International Choral Festival. In 2022 Dr. Crane led the choir to multiple first place prizes at the International Stasys Šimkus Choir Competition (Klaipėda, Lithuania), including the Grand Amber award for best overall choir. In 2015, he conducted the East Carolina University Chamber Singers to first place honors at the Maribor (Slovenia) International Choral Competition Gallus, and in 2012 the same ensemble, under his direction, was named winner of The American Prize in Choral Performance, College/University Division.

Additionally, Crane has enjoyed a secondary career as a professional ensemble tenor, having appeared with such groups as Seraphic Fire, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Yale Choral Artists, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, and many others. As a soloist, he has performed the tenor roles in much of the standard concert repertoire for chorus and orchestra.

Active as a conductor of honor choirs, clinician, adjudicator and presenter, Crane has appeared in these capacities in 20 U.S. states as well as in Switzerland, China, Indonesia, Italy, Vietnam, and the French Caribbean. In addition, Crane curates a choral series under his name through Walton Music. He and his wife Casandria (also a BYU alumna) reside in American Fork, UT and are the parents of four children.


  • DMA, Choral Conducting, Michigan State University
  • MM, Choral Conducting, Brigham Young University
  • BM, Music Education, Brigham Young University

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