Joey Crane is a composer, cellist, and guitarist. He holds degrees in music composition from University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Louisville, and University of Minnesota. His primary instructors were James Mobberley, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Paul Rudy, Steve Rouse, Kryzysztof Wolek, and James Dillon. He was a founding member of Tin Foil Ensemble in Kansas City, Bonecrusher in Louisville, and 113 in Minneapolis, MN. He has performed works by John Zorn, Earle Brown, John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Toru Takemitsu, and Helmut Lachenmann. His works have been performed by the Cleveland Graduate String Quartet, the Brookside String Quartet, Brave New Works, Ricochet Ensemble, Duo Gelland, Euridice String Quartet, the University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra, the Park University Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, and the United Instruments of Lucilin. Joey has attended the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Young Composer Program, Tutti New Music Festival at Denison University, highSCORE New Music Festival in Pavia, Italy, ORIENT/OCCIDENT New Music Festival in Kiev Ukraine, and Lucilin Summer Course in Luxembourg.