Craig Maddox

Craig Maddox

Associate Professor of Music

Dr. Craig Maddox 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. In 2019, Craig was awarded Stetson University's McEniry Award for Excellence in Teaching.

  • D.M., voice performance, Florida State University, 1989
  • M.M., opera stage directing, Florida State University, 1982
  • M.M., vocal performance, Florida State University, 1980
  • BM, voice performance, North Carolina School of the Arts, 1978


Course Sampling

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Opera
  • Voice direction


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.


  • Acoustics of singing
  • Voice analysis


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