SUNY PotsdamsCrane School of Music is welcoming guest artist-in-residence Frank Battisti to campus this week. The award-winning music educator and wind musician is working with classes and ensembles through Thursday.
This is the inaugural guest artist residency underwritten by the Band Guest Artist Fund, established by Col. Thomas H. Palmatier, a Crane alumnus of 1975 and leader and commander of the U.S. Army Band Pershings Own. Additional support comes from the Rebekah C. Covell Band Program Fund.
Mr. Battisti presented a lecture/demonstration, Score Study: Music, Imagination and Marking, Monday evening and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday he will participate in a panel discussion on Characterizing Leadership in Todays School Ensemblein the Crane Commons. The public is invited to attend.