Craig Hurley is the conductor of the Spivey Hall Young Artists, the preparatory choir of the nationally renowned Spivey Hall Children’s Choir. Under Mr. Hurley’s direction, the Spivey Hall Young Artists were honored to perform at the 2018 GMEA In-Service Conference. Mr. Hurley has also served as a guest clinician for several honor choirs throughout the state including the upcoming 2019 GMEA Statewide Elementary Honor Choir and the 2019 Spivey Hall Elementary Honor Choir. Mr. Hurley also directs the Spivey Hall Summer Music Camp each year for students entering fourth through seventh grades.
Mr. Hurley is also the music specialist at Ford Elementary School in Cobb County, Georgia. Under his direction, the Ford Elementary Chorus has performed with the Atlanta Women’s Chorus, the Kennesaw State University Women’s Choir and at the 2015 GMEA In-Service Conference. He has presented interest sessions at the Music Educators Association in-service conferences for Georgia, Florida, and Alabama as well as for other various teacher organizations. Mr. Hurley was honored as Teacher of the Year in 2002 and 2016.
Mr. Hurley holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Shorter College and a Master of Early Childhood Education from Berry College and is a music education doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia.