Adjunct Assistant Professor in Clarinet (Woodwind)
Coordinator: Woodwind Area
Director: Symphony Orchestra
Born in London Ontario , Gordon Craig obtained both his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education degrees from Queen's University. He received his Masters of Science in Performance and Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam , New York while studying with Dr. David Etheridge and later with Michael Webster of the Eastman School of Music. Mr. Craig has held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Kingston Symphony for over thirty years and has taught at Queen's University School of Music for an equal length of time. In addition to being the Clarinet Professor, Mr. Craig is Chamber Music Coordinator and conducts three of the major performing ensembles at Queen's including the Queen's University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. For ten years Mr. Craig held the position of Adjunct Clarinet Professor at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam , New York . Mr. Craig is active as Music Director for both the Quinte Symphony Orchestra in Belleville and the Kingston Youth Orchestra. As well, he conducts and teaches at several music camps across Ontario , and is well known as an adjudicator and guest clinician. Mr. Craig can be heard at one of many solo, concerto, and chamber music performances in and around the province and as a member of Trio Chanteclar. He is known not only for his sensitive performance of the standard repertoire but also for his keen interest in contemporary Canadian music, particularly electroacoustic music, and has premiered many major works written expressly for him by both Queen's School of Music faculty and alumni.