Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Thomas Crane

Thomas Crane, oboe, has played with the New York Kammermusiker and Cornucopia as both oboist and pianist, and has served as composer and arranger for both groups. He is also the former principal oboe of the Alexandria (Virginia) Symphony Orchestra, and has played with a variety of musical organizations in the New York area, including the Performers’ Committee/Continuum and the Federal Music Society Orchestra. He studied oboe with Richard White, Harry Shulman and Albert Goltzer, and holds master’s and doctoral degrees in composition from Columbia University. He has taught on the faculties of Fordham University, the City University of New York, and the Dalton School. He was the music director of the United Methodist Church of Sea Cliff (Long Island) from 1973 to 1986 where, in addition to the standard repertoire, they performed works by Stravinsky, Ives, Barber, Bloch, and Gesualdo.

ASSOCIATE CHARTER MEMBER OF MUSICA BELLA

Musica Bella concerts: June 2, 2002; October 13, 2002; December 8, 2002; March 23, 2003; May 18, 2003; June 21, 2003; October 19, 2003; November 30, 2003; February 29, 2004; May 2, 2004; October 24, 2004; January 30, 2005; March 13, 2005; May 14, 2005; May 15, 2005; May 21, 2005; May 22, 2005; October 30, 2005; December 17, 2005; December 18, 2005; January 22, 2006; March 26, 2006; May 21, 2006

This bio last updated May 14, 2003.