Craig Allen - Voice Instructor
Craig Allen has been described as an exemplary soloist (Kansas City Star) with a brilliant
nimble voice (KC Metropolis). He has been seen in numerous recent productions, including
Company, La Boheme, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Gentleman’s Guide
to Love and Murder, Die Fledermaus, Diary of One Who Vanished, and he has performed
in theatres across the country from Washington to Florida. Craig has been a soloist
on the concert stage with the Winthrop University Chorale, Dubuque Chorale, Musica
Vocale, Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, Walla Walla Symphony, Whitman College Chorale
and Orchestra, Loras College, and the Mid-Columbia Master Singers, among others, and
has been a chorister in many houses in Europe.
Craig is also an accomplished dancer, having danced featured roles in ballets including
Cinderella, Giselle, Nutcracker, and Snow White. Mr. Allen has danced with many dance
companies throughout the years, most recently with Moving Body and the Wanda Project.
His directing and choreographing credits include 9 to 5, Down in the Valley, Dubuque
Chorale’s Breaking Boundaries, Memphis, In the Heights, Dogfight, West Side Story,
and White Christmas.
Mr. Allen has been vocal instructor at many institutions and is currently on the faculty
at Winthrop University and is pursuing his doctorate in vocal performance from University
of South Carolina. For every year he has been employed at Winthrop University, Professor
Allen has had numerous national finalists and winners at the National Association
of Teachers of Singing competition as well as other prestigious competitions along
the way. Craig has a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-KC
Conservatory of Music and Dance and degrees in voice and theatre as well as a minor
in dance from Texas Tech University.