Craig Thomas Walsh is an American composer.
Walsh studied at the Mannes College of Music in New York City and at Brandeis University in Boston. He has received numerous awards for his work, including grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Meet the Composer and ASCAP, among others. He is an associate professor of music composition at the University of Arizona. Walsh's music is recorded on Albany Records, Centaur Records and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States CD series.
Since the 1990s, Walsh has focused on a variety of chamber music projects, both acoustic and electronic. His work has been described as â€œbright and snappy music rooted in modernism, but also referencing the carefree attitude of American pop culture...having brightly contrasting, sharply spliced sections, funkily angular rhythmic loops, motives that are disjunct and dissonant, but function a bit like pop hooks, and harmonies that arenâ€™t tonal, but also tend to accept the idea that a '[tonal] center' isnâ€™t a bad thingâ€. In 2008 Albany Records released Walsh's first solo CD, Bugaboo, with the New York New Music Ensemble.