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Malin debuts work at Crane School

POTSDAM — Alexander Malin of Schuylerville will be one of five music composition students from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music to premiere his latest new works in a student composers forum concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

The concert will open with “Tortured,” a recent piece by Skye Hamilton-Carranza, featuring two saxophone quartets performing alongside the composer on piano. That will be followed by Matthew Mazer’s “Lullaby,” written for string quartet.

The first movement of Brooke D’Aprile’s work, “Honeoye,” titled “The Lake,” will feature a woodwind ensemble, followed by a solo clarinet piece (“Variations on a Theme”) written by Alex Malin. “Wandering,” a piece for oboe and piano by Maxime Eilles Esformes, will then be debuted.

The performance will conclude with another work by Hamilton-Carranza, titled “Steel,” featuring a large woodwind ensemble, piano, marimba and percussion.

This event is free, and the public is invited to attend. The concert will also be broadcast live on the Crane School of Music YouTube channel at the performance time. To view the program and see other upcoming streaming performances, visit

Students graduate from SUNY Oswego

OSWEGO — Several area students completed their baccalaureate studies at SUNY Oswego in summer 2018. A student who graduates with honors is indicated by the traditional Latin phrases summa cum laude, with highest honor (grade averages of 3.8 to 4.0); magna cum laude, with great honor (grade averages of 3.6 to 3.79); and cum laude, with honor (grade averages of 3.30 to 3.59).

  • Scott Thomas of Greenwich completed a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, in wellness management;
  • Alyssa J. Fuller of Queensbury completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations; and
  • Matthew J. Reeves of Queensbury completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science.

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