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, from Kansas to the Kremlin. He has received multiple ASCAPlus Awards (American Society of Compsers, Arrangers, and Publishers) to recognize his contributions in music composition and the many live performances of his works. His most recent choral publication “Gospel Nativity Carol,” (2019, Jubilate Music) was named an “Editor’s Choice” by music retailer JW Pepper. Craig’s music has appeared on “Fox and Friends,” and he actively composes music for use in TV, film, commercials, trailers and other media.
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, and under Craig’s leadership, the Jazz Vocal Ensemble 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.
An accomplished pianist, Craig has sixteen collections of arrangements published for solo piano as well as seven recordings of his piano music. His latest piano book, “Glimpses of Glory,” releases in 2020. Craig regularly accompanies classical and gospel vocalist Earnest Alexander, founder of Youth Horizons, a faith-based ministry to at-risk youth. Playing keyboards occasionally at his local church, (Hope Community in Andover, KS) Craig’s prior experience as a worship pastor (First Baptist Church of Wichita) and a worship band leader (Faith Community Church) provide him the opportunity to serve the church worship ministry.
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 25 years and they are the proud parents of two young adults, Ella and Coltrane.
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