Andrew Crane, conductor
Andrew Crane was named Associate Professor of Choral Conducting and conductor of the Brigham Young University Singers in 2015. 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 multiple conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and National Association for Music Education, and have won top prizes in international competitions. In 2015, he led the East Carolina University Chamber Singers to a first place finish in the 13th Maribor (Slovenia) International Choral Competition Gallus, the only American choir to win in the history of the contest. During the 2017-2018 season, Crane will prepare the BYU Singers for a performance with British ensemble The Tallis Scholars; and will also conduct the choir in an invited concert at the biennial conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.
Additionally, Dr. Crane enjoys a career as a professional solo and ensemble tenor, having appeared with such groups as Seraphic Fire, Los Angeles Bach Festival, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Yale Choral Artists, Vox Humana, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Tennessee Chamber Chorus, North Carolina Master Chorale, Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, and others.
Dr. Crane is active as a conductor of honor choirs, clinician, guest lecturer, and accompanist. In addition, he serves as editor of the Andrew Crane Choral Series through Walton Music. His degrees include a Bachelor of Music in music education and a Master of Music in choral conducting from Brigham Young University as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from Michigan State University. Dr. Crane resides in Utah County with his wife Casandria, also a BYU alumna, and their four children.
Ronald Staheli, founder/conductor emeritus
Dr. Staheli founded BYU Singers in 1984 and conducted the choir until his retirement in 2015. His long and distinguished international career has brought recognition and acclaim from the choral world. Dr. Staheli’s influence on the thousands of students who sang in his choirs will continue as they teach their own students the art of music-making, along with his passion for excellence.