PEGGY LACEY CRAIG holds a B. Mus. degree from the University of Maryland and a M.M. degree from Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Shirley Mathews. She also pursued post-graduate studies at the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio where she studied harpsichord and fortepiano with Penelope Crawford and additional harpsichord study with Ed Smith in New York. Ms. Craig has taught harpsichord at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA and has appeared as a soloist on the Coolfont Recital Series in Berkeley Springs, WV; Bedford Springs Festival for the Arts in PA; and on the Dumbarton Recital Series in Georgetown and at Catholic University in Washington, DC. With Music Festiva, she has performed at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg. Ms. Craig has also performed with many chamber ensembles in the Washington, DC area., including the Bach Sinfonia, the Baroque Chamber Duo, Baroque Artists, Hesperus, the Mid-Atlantic Chamber Orchestra and the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the UM Chamber Chorus in Germany. Among her credits are performances at the White House, the French, British & Portuguese Embassies, Woodlawn Plantation, and many other historic locations. She has served as Music Director/Harpsichordist with Opera Americana and as Music Director/Organist at a number of churches in the greater Washington, DC area. Ms. Craig is a founding member of several period-instrument ensembles and has served as accompanist for Robert Craig, Rebecca Littig, Leneida Crawford, and Angela Powell. Ms. Craig owns two historical replica harpsichords (one 17th-c. French double-manual and one Flemish transposing single) and several portable keyboards, including a Roland C-30 digital harpsichord/fortepiano/organ which features five historical tunings and the use of either modern or Baroque pitch.
Together, they have performed for numerous concerts in the greater Washington, D.C. area (including a Valentine’s recital), weddings in the Tri-state area as well as Tennessee & Pennsylvania, receptions, parties, Embassy soirées, Congressional galas, Christenings, children’s gatherings, educational presentations, senior residence programs, memorial services, antiques fairs, church services and anniversary/birthday/rehearsal dinners.