Classical Voice Adjudicators

 

 

 

Craig Tompkins, Adjudicator

 

Choral

 

Classical  Voice

 

Musical Theatre

 

 

Craig Tompkins has over thirty years of experience as a performer, primarily with the renowned Vancouver Chamber Choir, one of the top professional choirs in the world. With the VCC, he had the opportunity to participate in countless tours across Canada as well as extended tours of the USA, Asia, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. With the Choir, he sang everything from Gregorian Chant to the latest experimental music.

 

He is past Northwest Regional Governor of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), past president of the Vancouver Chapter of NATS and currently the BC Governor for NATS. Craig believes that to be the best teacher possible, it's essential to stay abreast of new developments in voice science, pedagogy, and repertoire. He participates in professional development programs on a regular basis including the Contemporary Commercial Music Pedagogy Institute at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester Virginia where, in 2014 he was associate faculty. At the CCM Pedagogy Institute in 2008, he was certified in all three levels of Somatic Voicework™ the LoVetri Method by the founder of the Institute, Jeanette LoVetri. Somatic Voicework™ is the foundation of his pedagogy. Other important professional development programs include the NATS National Conferences (in 2014 he was an adjudicator for the semi-final round of the National Music Theatre award at the NATS Conference in Boston) and the International Congress of Voice Teachers (2005, Vancouver; 2009, Paris; 2013, Brisbane; 2017 Stockholm). In 2015, Craig was honoured to be the first international master teacher at the NATS Intern Program since its inception in 1991 where he was the Contemporary Commercial Music, Musical Theatre and private voice studio specialist. Since 2017, he has been a faculty member of the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ held at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. 

 

Craig has been a proud member of the Capilano University Theatre Department since September 2009 where he teaches singing and audition preparation to over half of the students in the Musical Theatre program. His students are seen on stage with major theatre companies in British Columbia, across Canada and around the world!