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Craig G. Cannon

Assistant Professor of Music; Interim Director of Choral Organizations
Mary Pappert School of Music
Choral Department

School of Music 206A
Phone: 412.396.1287

Education:

M.M., Arizona State University
B.S., Duquesne University
Biography

Craig G. Cannon currently directs the Voices of Spirit and the Pappert Women's Chorale. He also teaches Conducting and Advanced Choral Methods. He has served as an adjunct professor of Music Education since 2009.

Mr. Cannon was the Director of Choral Activities at Fox Chapel Area High School in Pittsburgh for 34 years, and he is also the founder and Musical Director of Belle Voci, a community-based intergenerational choir for women in Pittsburgh.

He graduated from Duquesne University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, where his major instrument was voice. His primary voice teacher was Cantor Moshe Taubé, the renowned cantor at Beth Shalom Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Mr. Cannon went on to study conducting with the late Douglas McEwen and David Stocker at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona where he earned a Master of Music degree in Choral Music/Conducting.

Under Mr. Cannon's direction, the Fox Chapel Area High School choral ensembles were selected to sing at six PMEA In-service Conferences, the ACDA-PA Summer Conference, and the ACDA Eastern Division Convention in Baltimore in 2000. Enjoying an active career as a conductor, singer, teacher, and adjudicator, Mr. Cannon frequently appears as a festival director, music clinician, and oratorio soloist for schools and churches throughout the country.

For more than twenty years, Mr. Cannon was the tenor soloist and youth choir director at the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. In 2010-11, he served for 12 months as the Interim Music and Choir Director at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Mr. Cannon is a life member of America Choral Directors Association and served both as President and Treasurer of the Pennsylvania chapter. He also completed a two-year term as President of ACDA's Eastern Division from 2002-2004.