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As a vocal pedagogue and active performer of various genres, I firmly believe that there is a solid foundation to the singing voice, regardless of genre. By focusing on different filters and colors of the voice, we can create the phonemes essential to various genres. It is this versatility which creates the 21st century singer. As an advocate for the mind body connection in the voice studio, I search for how a singer can become aware of the problem and, with their teacher’s guidance, learn to address the problem at hand. I believe being a successful singer relies upon learning how to self-diagnose problems when they arise through the tool-belt they build of healthy sounds from lessons. My goal as a voice teacher is to help students access their strengths and develop their weaknesses, so they can become reliable and employable singers.
Boston-based baritone, Craig Juricka, is an energetic vocal pedagogue and performer. Praised by OperaToday as an “engaging baritone,” Mr. Juricka’s versatile performance career has brought him to concert, opera and musical theatre stages around the nation. Today, he performs primarily early music and opera, but teaches voice to a wide variety of styles.
His favorite opera credits include Pandolfe (Cendrillion), and Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), Owen Hart (Dead Man Walking). During the summers of 2020 and 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. Craig sings regularly with the chorus of Odyssey Opera, and has most recently has been featured as a chorister and/or soloist with The Boston Camerata, Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Emmanuel Music, and The Purcell Society. As a Choral Scholar at Marsh Chapel, he has performed as a soloist in various Bach cantatas, large concert works, and new music.
As an advocate for the pedagogy behind a versatile mechanism, Craig's approach to singing is routed in his cross-trained background. Comfortable in teaching all genres, Craig’s students range in age, beginners to professionals. Craig holds faculty appointments with The Walnut Hill School of the Arts, All Newton Music School, and Amy Dancz Voice Studio. He also maintains a private studio in Cambridge, MA.
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 Early Music America. He is a current board member with the Boston NATS Chapter. In 2016, he received his BM from Capital University in Vocal Performance, with an emphasis on Opera and Musical Theatre.