John R. Lindsey
In May, 2009, John Lindsey was promoted to the State University of New York's highest ranking, the SUNY Distinguished Service Professorship. In 1993 Mr. Lindsey was awarded the SUNY President's Award for Excellence in Teaching and, in 2003, the SUNY Chancellor's Award, also for Excellence in Teaching. He was recognized by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England, with the 2003 International Musician of the Year award and theMozart Award for Musical Acheivement in 2008. Mr. Lindsey was selected from over 200 applicants as the winner of the 1989 City of Dayton's Allegro Residency for the Arts. Mr. Lindsey is the senior member of the string faculty, having joined the Crane faculty in 1981.
John Lindsey is in demand not only as a teacher and clinician, but also as a concertmaster, soloist, and chamber musician. He is presently the Concertmaster of the Orchestra of Northern New York and the Eleva Chamber Players (VT) and has served both as guest and permanent concertmaster of other orchestras in Texas, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Vermont, and New Hampshire. He has appeared in major recitals in New York City at The Carnegie Recital Hall and Bruno Walter Auditorium in Lincoln Center (five times) as well as in Dallas, Montreal, Boston, and Chicago (at the Dame Myra Hess Series). In February, 2009, he gave his 3rd violin recital and workshop in 16 months on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Prior to his appointment at Crane, Mr. Lindsey was the Chairman of Strings at Baylor University, the University of Kentucky, and the Governor's School of North Carolina. He is listed in eleven national and international who's who publications, including Who's Who in International Music and Who's Who of American Teachers.
Professor Lindsey has shared his expertise and musical insights with gifted students from around the world while serving on the faculties of the Ameropa Festival in Prague (CZ), the Adult Chamber Music Festival at Interlochen (MI), the Woodstock (VT) Mozart Festival, the Bulgarian Chamber Music Festival, the Ithaca Chamber Music Institute, the Illinois Summer Youth Camp, the Southeastern Music Camp (GA), the Manitou Festival (MI), the Stage de Musique in France, the Thailand Chamber Music Festival, the Canna International Chamber Music Festival in Italy, and as a guest clinician and recitalist at the Shenyang Conservatory in China (2011). In January, 2013, he will be on the faculty of the government sponsored Colombia National Youth Orchestra Festival in Bogota, Colombia.