Craig Maddox

Craig Maddox

Associate Professor of Music, Voice

Craig Maddox, PhD, has traveled all around the country performing in large-scale productions with major opera companies as well as regional professional companies. His past experiences include a diverse volume of performances. Maddox was awarded Stetson University's McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is the highest honor given to a Stetson faculty member. Graduates of his studio have won Metropolitan Opera council auditions at the local, regional, and national level, in addition to having one numerous other competitions.

  • DM, voice performance, Florida State University
  • MM, opera stage directing, Florida State University
  • MM, vocal performance, Florida State University
  • BM, voice performance, North Carolina School of the Arts

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Course Sampling

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Opera
  • Voice Teaching

Biography

Craig W. Maddox is the Southeastern NATS Regional Governor (2016-2020). 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. 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.

Research Interests

  • Acoustics of singing
  • Voice analysis
  • Voice pedagogy

Publications

  • Performance of Gabriel Faure's "Requiem"
  • Festival Performances of Schumann's "Dichterliebe"
  • Adjudication for TEXOMA NATS
  • Adjudication for NATSAA
  • Adjudication for Edward Baird Singer of the Year Competition
  • NATS Governance and Administration