- DMA: Vocal Performance Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University
- BM, MM: Music Education State University of New York at Fredonia
Luanne Crosby came to AU in 1992 and developed the vocal/choral music program to the thriving curriculum that it is today. She is director of the large University Chorus and the Chamber Singer, teaches private voice and oversees three other part time faculty teaching along with her.
Dr. Crosby has sung professionally with the Cleveland Opera, Aspen Opera Theater, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes and the Fredonia Chamber Players. Most recently she performed as soprano soloist for Haydn's "Lord Nelson Mass" in Budapest, Hungary. Crosby's international career includes performances in Italy, Spain and Bulgaria. She has been a frequent guest recitalist at Chautauqua Institution and various universities in the northeast. She is a soloist on the CD “With Heart and Voice: Anthems Across America” with Rochester based chamber choir, Madrigalia.
Dr. Crosby also teaches Music Appreciation, American Music and World Music as well as Voice Class and private lessons in voice. Her students have won awards at NATS auditions and have been accepted into national choirs at ACDA. Dr. Crosby has also served on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University, Heidelberg College in Ohio and for the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Division. She taught public school music in New York for 10 years at both the elementary and secondary levels and was a writer for NY State Curriculum in Music in High School General Music.