Crane School of Music Welcomes Alumnus Zach Galatis '08 for Flute and Piccolo Recital

SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music Offers Alumni Recital Featuring Zachariah Galatis '08, Solo Piccolo Artist for Oregon Symphony

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Zachariah Galatis ’08 (center) will present a flute & piccolo recital at his alma mater, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, on March 27. He won the College's Rising Star Award in 2014 (seen here).

POTSDAM, NY (03/23/2018) (readMedia)-- SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music invites the public to enjoy an alumni recital featuring flutist and piccoloist Zachariah Galatis '08, on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m., in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.

Galatis will present a diverse program including two baroque masterworks and three modern/contemporary tours de force. The Crane alumnus will present works by Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi, Francis Poulenc, Pierre-Octave Ferroud and Robert Beaser. He will be joined by Crane Professor Dr. Carol Lowe, bassoon, as well as pianists Julie Miller and alumna Sheryl Molloy.

About the performer:

Zachariah Galatis '08 has served as solo piccolo of the Oregon Symphony since 2012, and his "irresistible energy, appealing tone and dazzling technique" (The Oregonian) have cemented his place in the Portland music scene, where he frequently appears with Third Angle New Music and 45th Parallel. A native of LaGrange, N.Y., Galatis graduated summa cum laude with performance honors from The Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, where he studied with Kenneth Andrews. He received a Master of Music degree from Peabody Conservatory, studying with Baltimore Symphony's Laurie Sokoloff (solo piccolo) and Emily Skala (principal flute), and also pursued doctoral studies with world-renowned Marina Piccinini at Peabody. In 2009, Galatis won first place in the Mid-Atlantic Young Artist Piccolo Competition, and was a winner of the National Flute Association's 2009 Piccolo Masterclass Competition. He was a fellow at the National Orchestral Institute in 2010 and 2012, and in 2011 was awarded the Piccolo Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival. He also won first prize in the National Flute Association's 2012 Piccolo Artist Competition, a competition for which he now serves as coordinator. In addition to performing, Galatis is a passionate educator, having given various masterclasses and seminars on piccolo technique, including at the 2012 Hampton Roads Flute Faire, the 2012 International Flute Symposium and the 2013 Iowa Piccolo Intensive Workshop. He is an instructor of flute at the University of Portland, and also maintains a private studio, working with students of all ages. Galatis has played as guest piccoloist with symphonies around the country, including the Baltimore, Detroit and Seattle symphony orchestras, and has appeared as guest principal flute with the Buffalo Philharmonic, including on its European tour in 2018. He has also performed at various summer festivals, including the Astoria Music Festival and Oregon Bach Festival. Before joining the Oregon Symphony, Galatis played piccolo/third flute in the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, under music director JoAnn Falletta. Galatis was honored with the Rising Star Award from the SUNY Potsdam Alumni Association in 2014.

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend.

This concert will 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

Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York's only All-Steinway institution. For more information, please visit