D.M.A., College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati
M.M., (Music/Opera Performance) University of British Columbia
B.A., (Music/Vocal Performance) Stetson University
Dr. Smith has enjoyed a vibrant career in musical theater and operetta. She has sung leading roles with a variety of local, regional, and international companies, and has sung the soprano solos in a number of oratorios presented by local and regional organizations and orchestras, including the Romanza Festival, St. Augustine Community Chorus, Winter Park Bach Festival, the Orlando Messiah Society, and the Daytona Beach Choral Society. An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and Actor’s Equity Association, she is frequently called on to serve as an adjudicator for local, regional and national singing competitions, and has been a presenter multiple times for the Florida Theatre Conference and the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
Smith’s students have won and placed in NATS Student Audition competitions at the local, regional and national levels, and are actively performing in companies around the US. When transferring to 4-year institutions to complete their BFA degrees in Musical Theatre, they are consistently well received, and frequent recipients of significant scholarships. Smith uses her training and licenses as a professional life coach (ASPLC); Certified One-To-One HeartMath Provider, and HeartMath Trainer to educate her students on the the profound (and often unrecognized) detrimental effects of neuropsychophysiological incoherence that prevent artists from achieving their desired goals. She promotes the use of conscious, purposeful thought and energy to produce transformative results in her students.