Craig is a guitarist and composer currently based in the Ottawa area. As a guitarist, his interests stem from a variety of styles including jazz and classical, which in turn has presented an array of performance opportunities as a soloist, musician for theatrical productions, and as a member of small and large jazz ensembles.
Craig’s work as a composer has proven to be equally diverse over the years. His piece for string orchestra (The Red Fields), won the Blue Bridge Festival’s Mary Gardiner Memorial Award for Young Composers in 2011 and his most recent project for guitar quartet and strings will be premiered at the 2018 Guitare Alla Grande festival in the National Capital Region. Craig is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) and his music is published by Heron Creek Music and Les Productions D’Oz.
Craig holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts (Music) from York University and a Masters (MMus) in guitar performance from the University of Ottawa. His primary teachers have included renowned Canadian guitarist/composers Brian Katz and Patrick Roux, as well as composers Michael Cado and David Lidov. Craig is currently on the board of the Ottawa Guitar Society, where he directs the Ottawa Guitar Orchestra and coordinates the society’s Young Composers Competition.