SUNY Potsdam's Crane School to host two alumni for master teacher program next week
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 5:22 pm

POTSDAM -- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music with host two of its own alumni during the Spring 2020 Joy Anthony Douglass '56 Visiting Master Teacher Program.

Dr. Melissa Natale-Abramo '97 and Dr. Joseph Michael Abramo '99 will be in residence at Crane from Monday, Feb. 24 to Thursday, Feb. 27. The couple will work with undergraduate and graduate students and participate in open forums during the four-day event.

Session topics include ways to make schools of music more inviting to students of color, and strategies for teaching in special education classrooms.

Joseph Abramo will share his scholarship in a keynote address, titled "What is Diversity? What Does Diversity Mean in our K-12 /Higher Education Ecosystem?" on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m., in the Ralph Wakefield Recital Hall.

All events are free and open to the public. For the full schedule of events and descriptions of all sessions, visit