Craig Juricka, baritone, is an energetic vocal pedagogue and performer.
Praised by OperaToday as an “engaging baritone,”Mr. Juricka’s performance career has brought him to the opera and musical theatre stages around the nation. His favorite credits include Owen Hart (Dead Man Walking), Dr. Cajus (Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor) and Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus). During the summer of 2018, he was featured as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera. In 2017, he was a finalist in the Classical Singer Competition (Emerging Professional Division) in Chicago, IL. He received first place for the New England Region of this same competition's preliminary rounds in both Musical Theatre and Classical.
In the concert singing world, Craig is a sought-after soloist and chorister. Most recently he was featured as the baritone soloist in Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s performance of Vaughn-Williams Dona Nobis Pacem. As a Choral Scholar at Marsh Chapel, he has performed in various Bach cantatas, as well as Handel's Judas Maccabaeus (Messenger) and Bach's St. John Passion (Pilatus). In the spring of 2018, he made his debut with the Handel & Haydn Society and Boston Baroque, performing in Bach's B Minor Mass & Beethoven’s Fidelio. Today, he sings with Handel & Haydn Society on a regular basis and performs frequently with the chorus of Odyssey Opera.
Craig's approach to singing is routed in his cross-trained background. Comfortable in teaching all genres, Craig’s students range in age, beginners to pre-professionals. Using a pedagogy based on the philosophy and methods of the bel canto tradition, Mr. Juricka’s teaching is a mix of various methods such as the Alexander and Fitzmaurice techniques.
Mr. Juricka holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Pedagogy, from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee, as well as professional affiliations with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and College Music Board. In 2016, he received his BM from Capital University in Vocal Performance, with an emphasis on Opera and Musical Theatre.
He maintains a private studio in Boston, Massachusetts, and teaches with Wellesley High School, Bedford High School, and Amy Dancz Voice Studio.