D. Craig Filar, Ph.D.
Craig serves as the Director of the Office of National Fellowships. Having previously worked in Undergraduate Studies with Advising First and the Office of Undergraduate Research, Craig now guides students through the labyrinthine application processes for awards such as the Fulbright, Rhodes, and Truman scholarships.
Craig earned dual degrees in Music Theory and Commercial Music-Vocal Performance from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He earned a M.M. and Ph.D. in Music Theory from Florida State University. His doctoral dissertation was a translation and critical evaluation of Jean Benjamin de LaBorde’s music theory treatise from his encyclopedic work, Essai sur la musique ancienne et modern (1780). Craig is fascinated by the formal structures of the classical music canon, finding particular joy in the works of Mozart, Haydn, and early Beethoven.