Soprano Maribeth Crawford is described by the Green Bay Press as "nimbly expressive of countenance and voice.” Praised for her “bright tone, ample vibrato, and careful diction” (Cleveland Classical) Dr. Crawford’s performance experiences include areas of opera, oratorio, musical theatre, and art song. She was most recently the winner of the 2012 Great Lakes Regional NATSAA voice competition. She has appeared with musical organizations such as Cincinnati Opera, Opera Per Tutti, Lebanon Symphony Orchestra, Bowling Green Symphony Orchestra, New Stage Collective, Natchez Festival of Music, CCM Spoleto and West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Roles that Dr. Crawford has performed include Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Virginia Poe in Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe, the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, Musetta in La Boheme, Alice Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Echo and the Nightingale in Ariadne auf Naxos, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music, and Fruma-Sarah in Fiddler on the Roof. Maribeth is a music educator and currently serves as Associate Professor of Voice and Opera at Murray State University in Murray, KY. A native of Mississippi, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from Mississippi College and her Master of Music and Doctoral of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.