Crane Admissions

Be part of a great tradition and join an alumni network of musicians who have achieved extraordinary success.

Thank you for your interest in The Crane School of Music and The State University of New York at Potsdam. We look forward to your application and audition. The following information is to assist you in completing the admissions process. If you have any questions,please look through the materials available via the links on this webpage.  If the answer to your question is not here, please call the College and/or The Crane School at 1-877-POTSDAM (toll free). This number has an automated menu system that will allow you to contact both the College and the Crane admissions offices. Or e-mail us at (College) or (Crane).

Registration for 2012-2013 auditions is now closed.  Come back in early September when the registration form for 2013-2014 auditions will be available. Thank you!

2013-2014 Audition Dates


  • Saturday, November 23, 2013
  • Saturday, February 1, 2014 (percussion, see below*)
  • Saturday, March 1, 2014 (percussion, see below*)


New York City - Steinway Hall (piano auditions only)

  • Saturday, February 22, 2014

Note: no piano, harp or percussion auditions are available for the three sites below.

Long Island – Mt. Sinai High School

  • Thursday, February 20, 2014
  • Friday, February 21, 2014

Rochester, NY – Hochstein School of Music

  • Friday, February 21, 2014

Central Valley, NY -  Monroe-Woodbury High School

  • Saturday, February 22, 2014

*Percussionists can audition on any of the three Saturday on-campus auditions listed above, but may also audition on Friday afternoon (5 – 7pm) on the two dates below.Students auditioning on percussion on Friday need to return to Crane on Saturday morning to take their Aural Evaluation. It is also strongly recommended that students attend the percussion performance/presentation on Saturday from 11:00-11:20 am in Bishop C119.

  • January 31, 2014 (percussion auditions only)
  • February 28, 2014 (percussion auditions only)

For all students, please schedule your audition no later than two weeks before the audition date.  We cannot accommodate audition requests made any closer to the day of the audition.

For those seeking audition by video, please see the General Information link for information on video auditions.