Craig Thomas Naylor
Compositions with Aamano Music
Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho *NEW*
Lullaby for a Sweet Soul *Coming Soon*
Snow Falling Softly *NEW*
Craig earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Humboldt State University in Arcata, California and Masters and Doctorate degrees in Composition from the University of Southern California. Craig has taught in four states, all ages Kindergarten through university graduate, and holds teaching certificates in California and Montana, where he was awarded an Individual Fellowship, the state Arts Council's recognition of high achievement. His students have risen to notable acclaim in concert music, film, arts administration, and education. In 2009 he retired as Associate Professor of Music at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he taught music theory, composition, orchestration, coordinated the Electronic Music Studio, and conducted instrumental ensembles. In 2006, he was recognized with the UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award.
Craig now lives near Kalispell, Montana where he composes, helps out with the music programs in local schools and is the Music Director for Big Sky Alive!, a summer festival featuring the concert music of Montana composers. In his spare time he tends an orchard of heirloom apple varieties, gardens, hikes, skis and generally enjoys the Big Sky country.
Craig's music is featured by Aamano Music as well as by Swan River Press, Inc. He is also a Sandan (third-level black belt) in the non-violent martial art Aikido.