William (Jay) Crone

William (Jay) Crone

Professor - Low Brass

Jay Crone joined the Virginia Tech faculty in 1994. He has performed with many symphony orchestras and bands throughout the United States, including the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra.

He is currently the Principal Trombone of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera Roanoke, and the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra. He also performs with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Contact Me

(540) 231-8498
251F Henderson (0141)
195 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Areas of Expertise

  • Low Brass
  • Research/Production: Brass Ensemble
  • Teaching Areas: Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

Education & Training

  • D.M.A., University of Southern California
  • M.M., Yale University
  • B.A., California State University - Fresno

What do you most enjoy about your work?

Everything about the process of learning about, and making, music.

Name a play, film, or recording that has influenced you and that you would recommend to others. Share why you made this selection.

Gustav Mahler: Complete Edition; Miles Davis: In a Silent Way; Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde  
Great music created and performed by great musicians!

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