Craig Allen

Name: Craig Allen

Title: Adjunct Professor of Music in Voice

Education: MM, Vocal Performance, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance

BM, Vocal Performance

BA Theatre, minor in dance, Texas Tech University

DMA in Vocal Performance, (in progress) University of South Carolina

Office: 331 Conservatory of Music

E-mail: allenc@winthrop.edu

Area(s): Voice

Craig Allen has been described as an exemplary soloist (Kansas City Star) with a brilliant nimble voice (KC Metropolis). He has been seen in numerous recent productions, including Company, La Boheme, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Die Fledermaus, Diary of One Who Vanished, and he has performed in theatres across the country from Washington to Florida. Craig has been a soloist on the concert stage with the Winthrop University Chorale, Dubuque Chorale, Musica Vocale, Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, Walla Walla Symphony, Whitman College Chorale and Orchestra, Loras College, and the Mid-Columbia Master Singers, among others, and has been a chorister in many houses in Europe.

Craig is also an accomplished dancer, having danced featured roles in ballets including Cinderella, Giselle, Nutcracker, and Snow White. Mr. Allen has danced with many dance companies throughout the years, most recently with Moving Body and the Wanda Project. His directing and choreographing credits include 9 to 5, Down in the Valley, Dubuque Chorale's Breaking Boundaries, Memphis, In the Heights, Dogfight, West Side Story, and White Christmas.

Mr. Allen has been vocal instructor at many institutions and is currently on the faculty at Winthrop University and is pursuing his doctorate in vocal performance from University of South Carolina. For every year he has been employed at Winthrop University, Professor Allen has had numerous national finalists and winners at the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition as well as other prestigious competitions along the way. Craig has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-KC Conservatory of Music and Dance and degrees in voice and theatre as well as a minor in dance from Texas Tech University.