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Praised by OperaToday as an “engaging baritone,” Craig Juricka is an energetic vocal pedagogue and performer who has built his versatile career on opera, musical theatre, and concert stages throughout the nation. Mr. Juricka's approach to singing is routed in his cross-trained background which allows him to be comfortable in teaching all genres. Craig’s students range in age, beginners to professionals.
His favorite opera and theatre credits include Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Owen Hart (Dead Man Walking), Dr. Cajus (Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor), and The Beast (Beauty and the Beast). 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.
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 teaches through Wellesley Public Schools, Bedford Public Schools, and Amy Dancz Voice Studio in Boston, Massachusetts.
Craig recently gave a lecture entitled "The 21st Century Cross-Trained Singer" as part of his graduate recital. A link to that lecture can be found here.