As Boston Conservatory at Berklee makes a full in-person return to campus this fall, it welcomes a robust roster of dynamic artists, educators, and industry leaders to its esteemed faculty, including Brother Craig Juricka (Epsilon Phi Chapter – Capital University – 2013) who will join the voice faculty.
Praised by OperaToday as an “engaging baritone,” Brother Juricka’s versatile performance career has brought him to stages around the nation.
His favorite opera credits include Pandolfe (Cendrillion), Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus), and Owen Hart (Dead Man Walking). During the summers of 2021 and 2018, he was featured as an Apprentice Artist with Des Moines Metro Opera. In 2021, he was featured as Senator Potter in Fellow Travelers. In 2017, he was a national 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 rooted in his cross-trained background as a singer. Comfortable in teaching all genres, Craig’s students range in age from beginners to professionals. His goal as a voice teacher is to help students access their strengths and develop their weaknesses, so they can become reliable and employable singers. Ultimately fostering sustainable technique routed in the ability to be expressive emotionally and physically in any genre of singing. Craig holds voice faculty appointments with The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and The Walnut Hill School of the Arts. He also maintains a virtual private studio in Melrose, MA.
Brother 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.
Congratulations on your new appointment, Brother!