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Craig Symons

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Dr. Craig Scott Symons was recently appointed Director of Music/Organist at First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich, Ct. Prior to this, he was Director of Music/Organist at First United Methodist Church in Royal Oak, MI, for over 15 years, where he administered a full program of 6 vocal and 2 handbell choirs as well as a Performing Arts Series.

Craig began his musical studies at the age of seven. He attended and graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied with Robert Murphy. Craig holds a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Wayne State University where he was a student of Ray Ferguson. He continued his studies at the University of Michigan where he recieved Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Church Music as a student of Robert Glasgow and Dr. James Kibbie, respectively.

As a conductor, Craig has been director of the Detroit Edison Glee Club and the Wayne State University Men's Glee Club, as well as guest conducting various church and community ensembles. Craig has also performed organ recitals throughout southeastern Michigan, including Fort Street Presbyterian Church, Christ Church, Cranbrook, Holy Cross Church in Marine City and others. He serves on the board of the Detroit Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and is a member of ACDA, Chorister's Guild, Hymn Society of America and Fellowship of United Methodist Musicians.