Adam Crane is Vice President for External Affairs for the St. Louis Symphony. He also serves as the Co-Host/Commentator for the live Saturday night weekly broadcasts of the St. Louis Symphony on St. Louis Public Radio – 90.7 KWMU.
Prior to joining the St. Louis Symphony in 2008, Crane was the Director of Public Relations for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. During his tenure with the LA Phil., he became an integral part of a story about a former Juilliard student, Nathaniel Anthony Ayers, who ended up on the streets of Los Angeles homeless and schizophrenic yet held tight to his music. Crane introduced Ayers to the LA Phil and became an integral part of the book and movie, “The Soloist,” based on a series of columns written by Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez.
Crane’s experience also extends to the record industry, where he worked for several years as a U.S. Classical Product Manager for some of the world’s most distinguished artists on the Deutsche Grammophon/Decca/Philips labels.
A native of St. Louis, Crane is a Board Member for NAMI St. Louis and has served as an Honorary Chair for the annual NAMI Walks STL event for the past three years. He was also named one of the 2010 “40 under 40” by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Outside the office, Crane plays the cello, enjoys listening to all types of music, and is happy to cheer for his beloved Cardinals from the home stands at Busch Stadium.