Craig Sanphy

AREAS OF INSTRUCTION: Voice, Acting, Dance: Choreography & Tap

Conservatory Staff

Craig Sanphy, tenor, is widely known for his crossover work in genres such as opera, musical theater, concert work, and jazz. He has worked with numerous professional companies and organizations, including MidAmerica Productions, MidAm International, Lincoln Center, Paper Mill Playhouse, Princeton Festival, Texas Music Festival, Opera MODO, and WSU & WCC Opera Theatre amongst many others. Mr. Sanphy made his international debut with the International Festival of the Aegean in Syros, Greece and his Carnegie Hall solo debut as tenor soloist in the Monteverdi Gloria, under the baton of Sir John Rutter.

Stage credits include The Light in the Piazza (Giuseppe, Fabrizio U/S), Die Fledermaus (Alfred), Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), Le Nozze di Figaro (Don Curzio), Susannah (Elder Hayes), The Gondoliers (Marco Palmieri), The Mikado (Nanki-Poo), and Ariadne auf Naxos (Brighella). In addition to his prolific recital and solo repertoire, he is often seen on the concert stage as tenor soloist including performances of Monteverdi’s Gloria a 7, Schubert’s Mass in G, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, Haydn’s The Seasons, and The Seven Last Words of Christ (Dubois, Hadyn, and Franck).

As a choral artist, Mr. Sanphy has performed under the batons of Sir Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Roger Norrington, Daniel Harding, John Adams, and John Rutter. He has performed with world renowned orchestras such as New York Philharmonic, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, San Francisco Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, and the Pan-European Orchestra with works ranging from Mozart’s Requiem to John Adam’s El Nino.

Mr. Sanphy works as choral director with the highly acclaimed West Orange Board of Education in West Orange, NJ, which regularly ranks as a NAFME top music education district. As an active church musician, he serves as tenor soloist and section leader for the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.

Mr. Sanphy holds a M.M. from Wichita State University and a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Westminster Choir College. He studied under the tutelage of Dr. Pina Mozzani (WSU) and Dr. Eric Rieger and Professor Marvin Keenze (WCC). He currently studies with Abbie Furmansky.