Pianist Craig Terry currently serves as music director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago after eleven seasons as assistant conductor. Previously, he served as assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera after joining its Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
Terry has performed with esteemed vocalists Jamie Barton, Lawrence Brownlee, Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, Renée Fleming, Bryan Hymel and Bo Skovhus, among many others. He has collaborated as a chamber musician with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, the Gewandhausorchester, and the Pro Arte Quartet.
Terry’s discography includes recordings with Patricia Racette, Nicole Cabell and Stephanie Blythe, with whom he featured in a Live from Lincoln Center broadcast on PBS in April 2013.
Terry received a Bachelor of Music degree from Tennessee Tech University, continued his studies at Florida State University and received a Masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music where he was a student of Warren Jones.