Craig Curry is a professionally active, award-winning freelance composer and arranger. With more than 275 of his compositions published by leading sheet music publishers such as Hal Leonard Corporation and Alfred Music, Craig’s compositions and arrangements are regularly performed throughout the US and abroad. He has received multiple ASCAPlus Awards (American Society of Composers, Arrangers, and Publishers) to recognize his contributions in music composition and the many live performances of his works. Many of his choral anthems have been named an “Editor’s Choice” by music retailer JW Pepper.
Craig previously served as Composer-in-Residence at Friends University (Wichita, KS) where he taught music theory, composition, orchestration, jazz arranging, and jazz piano. He formed the university’s Jazz Vocal Ensemble in 2009 which developed a national reputation for excellence, opening for Pentatonix and Take 6. They were invited to perform at international jazz conferences (JEN) as well as multiple regional and state music conferences (SWACDA, KMEA) where Craig also presented clinics on vocal jazz. In 2019 Craig founded "The Dreamliners" a Wichita-based vocal jazz group of Friends University JVE alums.
An accomplished pianist, Craig has sixteen collections of arrangements published for solo piano as well as seven recordings of his piano music. His latest collection, “Glimpses of Glory” released in the spring of 2020. Craig accompanies gospel vocalist Earnest Alexander, founder of Youth Horizons, a faith-based ministry to at-risk youth. A devoted Christ-follower, Craig's prior experience as a worship pastor (First Baptist Church of Wichita) and a worship band leader (Faith Community Church) provide him opportunities to serve and assist church worship ministries.
Craig holds music degrees from the University of Miami, FL (M.M., Media Writing and Production) and the Wheaton College-Conservatory of Music (B.M., Piano Performance). He has been happily married to Amy for 26 years and they are the proud parents of two young adults, Ella and Coltrane.
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