Director Craig Hall has taught guitar and other instruments privately in Bozeman for well over 30 years, turning out some of the strongest and most versatile young jazz, classical, rock and blues players around. He has taught at MSU and Headwaters Academy, and in clinics and music camps throughout the west and beyond, including Stanford Jazz Camp in California, Yellowstone Jazz Camp in Wyoming, Madison Music Festival in Montana. He has a degree in Music Education from Montana State University, where he studied with master classical guitarist Christopher Parkening and jazz vibraphonist Fred Raulston, and has won Montana Arts Council awards.
Craig performs constantly in clubs and small concert venues in the intermountain region and elsewhere in a variety of ensembles. He has appeared on over four dozen CD's of regional artists, some as arranger for string orchestrations as well as guitarist. Sideman duties have included gigs with many jazz greats, including Joey Calderazzo, Eddie Harris, Bob Dorough, Lee Konitz and many others.
He has played at the Adelaide Music Festival in Australia, has toured in Japan with the Montana Mandolin Society, in The Czech Republic with the group Springhill, in Australia and elsewhere with singer Eden Atwood, and in 25 states around the U.S. with Jeni Fleming and others. In recent years he has played over a dozen times at DalyJazz in Missoula, and has played with String Orchestra of the Rockies, Bozeman Symphony, Rapid City Symphony, Glacier Symphony, Port Angeles Youth Symphony, Yellowstone Big Band and many more.