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Craig Spangler has been obsessively involved in music since 1980. As a student, Craig studied percussion, conducting and composition earning degrees from the University of Iowa and the State University of New York at StonyBrook. His interests include Jazz and World Music, Percussion and New Music Ensembles, Percussion Theater, Marching Band and his first love: Great Orchestra Music!
Craig has been a member of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra since moving to Sioux Falls in 1993, being named Principal Percussion in 1997. Craig has also been the Percussion Arranger and Instructor for the Lincoln High School Band during this period. He was also Percussion and Music Theory Instructor for Augustana College from 1994 to 2007.
Craig is a proud father of twin boys, Andrew and Daniel who graduated from Lincoln High in 2016. In 2014, Craig received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from South Dakota State University and currently works as a pharmacist in Albert Lea, Minnesota.