By day a college professor. By night a trumpet player. By morning a coffee roaster and aspiring baker. 

Craig lives in Greenville SC enjoying an active and varied performance and teaching career. He has degrees in trumpet performance from Yale University School of Music (M.M.) and Furman University (B.M.) and currently as a freelancer performs with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, GAMAC Orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band, Greenville Brass Quintet, and West End Brass Quintet. Past highlights include performances at Avery Fisher Hall at New York City’s Lincoln Center, with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Broadway shows on local stops, Ringling Bros Circus, Johnny Mathis, Edwin McCain, Bela Fleck, and opening act for Wilco. Craig is Professor of Trumpet at Converse College and North Greenville University, where he directs the jazz band and jazz combo. On occasion he will teach an Intro to Music course at his alma mater Furman University, under the condition that his parking tickets are paid.

In his off time, Craig is perfecting his from-scratch pizza recipes, indulging in cold-brew coffee infusions, singing Dylan tunes to the houseplants, and neglecting his yard. His album of original music Blue Metropolis releases September 1, 2017. (www.craigkingmusic.com)


Trumpet Lessons with Craig.


A Simple Approach to Trumpet Playing.


I've had every bad habit a trumpet player can have. 

And in the process I've learned what it takes to play the instrument easily and effectively.

I know how hard it can be. But I also know how easy it can be. 

I welcome students of all ages. The only requirement is a genuine hunger to learn and improve. 


Beautiful Wedding Music. 

Glorious Trumpet. 


Everyone loved it, they loved your playing! ...What you did was just amazing, and I loved it, I loved everything.
— S.E., Greenville, SC
You are the talk of the town. There are so many people who praised your performance. Even today I continue to hear compliments...Not only are you talented but also professional. There’s no question about it. We chose the best!
— Michelle M., Greenville, SC


You've done it. You've found your trumpet player!

Now for a florist...

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