Craig Maddox

Associate Professor of Voice

Craig W. Maddox is the Southeastern NATS Regional Governor (2016-2020). Dr. Maddox joined the Stetson School of Music faculty in 1984 and has enjoyed a distinguished teaching career. His former students are singing with major opera companies, such as: Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric, San Francisco, Covent Garden, Seattle Opera, Santa Fe, Ft. Worth Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Dallas Opera, Florida Grand, Finnish National, etc. Multiple students have been winners of major vocal competitions, including the Metropolitan Opera Auditions at the District, Regional, and Finals, as well as, many other prestigious competitions.

Former students also are enjoying careers in other genres of music (Nashville studio artist/composer/arranger), Broadway, church music (contemporary and traditional), music educators at elementary school through university level, etc. Still others have used the discipline they learned in their music studies to branch into totally new careers, such as, arts management, law, banking, financial advising, etc. As a performer, Dr. Maddox's resume includes a mix of recitals, concert appearances, operas, and musicals, including roles with Orlando Opera, Mobile Opera, Shreveport Opera and other regional professional companies. Dr. Maddox's teaching approach is based on traditional "bel canto" technique, the teaching of which is supplemented by modern voice analysis software with the aim to accelerate his students' progress and understanding of healthy and efficient vocal production and its artistic elements.

Education

  • D.M., voice performance, Florida State University, 1989
  • M.M., vocal performance, Florida State University, 1980
  • M.M., Opera Stage Directing, Florida State University, 1982
  • B.M., voice performance, North Carolina School of the Arts, 1978

Course Topics

  • Voice lessons at all undergraduate levels
  • Voice Pedagogy
  • Director of Opera
  • Diction for Singers (Multiple)

Research Interests

  • Acoustics of Singing
  • Voice Analysis

Publications

  • Performance of Gabriel Faure's "Requiem" in Lakeland, Fla. (09/11/11)

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