Music is so naturally united with us that we cannot be free from it - even if we so desired.
-- Boethius


  • Creator and Author

    at StringQuest -- The most enjoyable music resources on earth!

    January 2010 - at Present


    StringQuest is a compendium of timeless knowledge updated for today's educator. The method is presented as an interactive knowledge game, providing challenging learning adventures for all! The Quest integrates music with: Science, Math, History, Logic and Critical Thinking Skills. More than a dozen scholarly music expert characters teach every element of music sharing years of fun curriculum! Characters motivate you to try your best and wish to do so! Simply put, The Quest is 'not' just for kids! Every detail to attain performance mastery is provided. Color-coded worlds engrave concepts in unique ways, and they serve to deliver confidence and top-notch performance mastery. Numerous connections to academic subjects infuse all learning with power. StringQuest has over a thousand pages, and it includes beneficial resources that help to create and build a thriving program! Filled with audio examples, mastery checkpoints and fun challenges.

  • Artistic Director

    at Crane Classical Music Society LLC

    January 2003 - at Present


    Enjoy the privilege of working with string students of all ages and levels. Active studio goes from 5 - 95! (yes, really!) Recitals, Master Classes and professional audition coaching.

  • Principal Violist, Chamber Musician

    at Concert Artist -- Violist

    January 1988 - at Present


    Mr. Crane's principal viola positions include: Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Valley Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera, River Cities Symphony, International Music Program Orchestra, Rockbridge Symphony Orchestra, Kingsborough Symphony, and the Huntington Chamber Orchestra. Adam has also performed with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Atlanta Pops Orchestra, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, West Virginia Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Macon Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Augusta Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of Tennessee, Gwinnett Ballet Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, Lexington Opera Orchestra,Tupelo Symphony, and has appeared as a soloist/guest artist with various ensembles.

  • Professor/Lecturer

    at University Faculty Positions

    January 1983 - at Present


    Mr. Crane has taught in various capacities, seeing to the artistic development of music students of all ages. He has held violin and viola faculty positions with the following universities: Morehead State University, Washington and Lee University, Union University, Lambeth University, Agnes Scott College and Shawnee State University. Additionally, Rio Grande University invited him as a music education specialist/consultant in order to supervise the revision of the Ohio, K-12 music curriculum. Adam has served as a clinician at schools in many cities and holds an active private teaching studio with nearly 60 private students and additional violin training classes for adults who love to play for the joy of it. Mr. Crane works as a professional audition coach, helping musicians prepare for successful audition outcomes. He has performed with orchestras and chamber music ensembles as a featured soloist. Various musical organizations seek out Mr. Crane as a clinician and consultant.

  • Maestro

    at Conductor and Composer

    January 1982 - at Present


    As conductor and music director, served the following orchestras: Southern Ohio Light Opera, B'Nai Brith Repertory Theatre, Third Street Music Settlement’s Chamber Orchestra, and Sinfonia Strings of the Jackson Symphony. Founding member of the Portsmouth Community Orchestra, now in its 25th season! Further, The NBC series "America IS", a multi-cultural celebration of American heritage, featured him as conductor of the Third Street Music Settlement Orchestra (NYC). As a composer, commissioned by the Roanoke Symphony.Compositions include two symphonies and many chamber music compositions, highlighting the viola as a beautiful and unique instrument, as a solo voice. He also has created various programs, developing music appreciation for young children and their parents. Mr. Crane has appeared on PBS, NPR and FOX interviews on both radio and television, and has recorded archival performances with Musical Heritage Society.

  • Classical Musician

    at Violist

    January 1978 - at Present


    As a chamber musician, Mr. Crane has performed as violist with the Roanoke String Quartet, the Zaslovsky String Trio; which performed at Gracie Mansion (NYC) for the Mayor; the Alaria Chamber Ensemble, the Rachmael Weinstock String Quartet, the Niles String Quartet, the Lyra String Quartet and the Sonoklect Contemporary Music Ensemble. With the International Music Program Quintet, he performed extensively throughout Europe, including in Leipzig's famed Gewandhaus. Mr. Crane was a founding member of the Boneyfiddle Chamber Players, in residence at the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Arts Center. While a member of the Roanoke String Quartet, he assisted with the development of a PBS documentary featuring music written by Thomas Jefferson as well as music contained in Mr. Jefferson's library in Monticello.


  • B.M.., M.M.., Professional Studies Certificate (post-grad)

    at Mannes College of Music Conservatory

    1982 - 1988 (6 years) New York

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