Craig Maddox

Associate Professor of Music, Voice

Craig Maddox, Ph.D., lyric baritone, joined the Stetson University School of Music voice faculty in 1984. He holds a bachelor of music degree in voice performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts, a master of music in voice performance, a master of music in opera production (stage directing) and a doctor of music in voice performance from Florida State University. Maddox has appeared with such opera companies as Orlando Opera, Shreveport Opera and Mobile Opera. He also has experience in musical theatre, having performed leading roles in such shows as Brigadoon and Carousel. Maddox's academic passions include establishing Stetson University's Hollis Voice Laboratory and expanding its vocal pedagogy program. An active 27-year NATS member, he has served two terms as Florida's NATS Governor. He is also a four-year member of the voice faculty at the Seagle Music Colony (New York), one of the leading opera training programs in the U.S.

Some noteworthy successes of Maddox's students include:

  • Jason Ryan - NOA Competition winner and Sarasota Artist Series prize winner '10; Met Encouragement Award winner '11
  • Christine Reinard - Met Encouragement Award winner '10
  • Tai Oney - Sullivan Foundation Award winner '11, Met Auditions District Winner and regional runner up '07
  • Desiree Maira - Sun Coast Opera Young Artist Competition winner '11; Met Encouragement Award '07
  • Donovan Singletary - Met Auditions Grand Finals Winner '06, Gerda Lissner Foundation Winner '09, George London Foundation Winner '10, Loren Zachary award winner '10, Sullivan Foundation Award winner '11; performance contracts with the Met, Seattle Opera, Ft. Worth Opera '11-'12
  • Brent Turner - Palm Beach Opera Young Artist Competition prize winner '05; apprenticeship programs with Santa Fe Opera and Utah Opera
  • Katherine Rohrer - Met Auditions Grand Finalist 2001, Adler Fellow '03-'04


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

Course Topics

  • Private Voice lessons at all levels
  • Voice Pedagogy
  • Italian/Latin Diction for Singers

Research Interests

  • Voice spectrography and its use in the training of classical singers
  • Spectrographic comparison of classical singers and actors trained in the Arthur Lessac approach to speech for the stage


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

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