Carleen Graham is Professor of Music and Director of The Crane Opera Ensemble. She has stage directed for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, International Musica Vocale in Aveiro, Portugal, Central City Opera, Berkshire Opera Company, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, and The Eastman School of Music. She received the 2009 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the 2006 SUNY Potsdam President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 2007 College Foundation Board Fundraising Volunteer of the Year. Carleen received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Ohio University-Athens, a Master of Music and Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory of Music, and an Doctor of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include opera pedagogy and education outreach. She is an active member of Opera America and the National Opera Association and has articles published in the Journal of Singing, and in Opera America publications.