Ms. Smith, a classical singer and teacher, has more than fifteen years of professional experience in her field. She has spent the last seven years teaching voice, music appreciation, music theory, musical theatre, and chamber choir at Enterprise State Community College in Enterprise, Alabama. Previously she taught at schools such as the University of Colorado at Boulder, Temple University, Auburn
University Montgomery, Alabama State University, Wallace College, and Faulkner University. She also manages a private voice studio, and she is currently serving as the music director of Elba United Methodist Church. In the fall of 2017, she was appointed the First Vice-President in charge of selections for the Coffee County Arts Alliance (CCAA).
She is an accomplished musician with a bachelor's degree in vocal performance from Huntingdon College, a Master of Music from Temple University, and she is currently pursuing her PhD in Musicology. She maintains an extensive repertoire of classical literature, opera, sacred, and Broadway selections, which she has performed in numerous local venues. Ms. Smith recently performed her first faculty recital at ESCC and hopes to continue offering such events in the future
Ms. Smith attempts to develop each student's voice on an individual basis. Students who are interested in studying classical, healthy vocal technique for application in the singing of various vocal styles will benefit from lessons.
The main learning goals for each student include learning how the voice works, developing vocal habits that use the voice to its fullest potential while maintaining general health and well being, and assembling a repertoire appropriate to one’s developing skill level.
B.A. Vocal Performance, Huntingdon College (2002)
M.M. Music History, Temple University (2005)
Doctoral Candidate, University of Colorado at Boulder (Present)
Instructor of voice, music appreciation, music theory, aural theory, musical theatre, and director of the chamber choir at Enterprise State Community College.
Music Director at Elba United Methodist Church
Member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the American Choral Directors Association