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Mr Craig Dalton

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 6816, Email: c.dalton@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML2.108
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 6816
Email: c.dalton@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML2.108  

 

Craig is a Lecturer in Music Theatre at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Current teaching

  • MTH1001 - Music Skills 1
  • MTH2101 - Music Skills 2
  • MTH3201 - Music Skills 3

Background

Craig is a pianist, conductor and music educator specialising in the area of Music Theatre. He holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Western Australia, and Master of Music (Orchestral Conducting) from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, USA.

As a freelance conductor and keyboard player, Craig toured with productions of The Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins and Les Misérables, playing seasons in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Taipei, Auckland, Manila, Singapore, Guangzhou and Beijing. Other first-class Australian productions include Wicked, Legally Blonde, Jersey Boys and The Sound of Music. Craig has served as a repetiteur for Opera Australia (South Pacific) and Victorian Opera (Sunday in the Park with George), and performs regularly with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Perth Symphony Orchestra.

Craig has been a full-time staff member at WAAPA since 2017, and has served as musical director for productions of Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, In the Heights, Rock of Ages, Company, and Sweet Charity.

In 2019, he was awarded a Learning and Teaching Grant to investigate the use of live-stream video technology in the group keyboard classroom at WAAPA.

Professional associations

  • 2012 - current - Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, MEAA (Member)
  • 2017 - current - Music Theatre Educator's Alliance, MTEA (Member)
  • 2019 - current - The Chamber of Arts and Culture, Western Australia (Member)

Research areas and interests

  • Music Theatre scholarship and historical practice
  • Conducting for Music Theatre
  • Music and Aural training in Music Theatre
  • Orchestration in Music Theatre

Qualifications

  • Master of Music, United States of America, 2015.
  • Bachelor of Music, The University of Western Australia, 2011.
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Western Australia, 2011.
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