Vocal Arts Teacher
Emily Smith has been with Country Life Kids Camp for over 10 years. She proudly holds the position as Vocal Arts Teacher for EDventurer’s Club. Emily earned her bachelor’s degree in music with a focus in vocal performance at The University of Akron. She held the position of co-president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (2014-2016) as well as participating in the American Choral Directors Association. As a sophomore, Emily received Honorable Mention in the 8th James Tannenbaum Memorial Scholarship Mozart Competition. In the 2016 regional NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), Emily competed and received second place singing pieces from her classical repertoire.
In the summer of 2016, Emily was able to travel with her voice teacher and other students to participate in Vianden’s International Music Festival in Luxembourg. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with her master’s degree in vocal performance. While in Reno, Emily has won the concerto competition as well as 1st place in the NATS competition for her category. She has received opportunities, such as a performing as a soprano soloist in The Messiah, as well as singing the lead role in the production of Die Zauberflöte. She has been able to perform in masterclasses lead by guest artists, furthering her artistry and knowledge. Emily currently teaches private voice students as well as teaches at B.D. Billinghurst Middle School.
“Singing is a versatile art which dips into the realm of everyday life.” There is more to singing than meets the eye, supporting your mental and physical health. In my studio, students benefit from yoga warm-ups, such as stretching and breathing, which create mindfulness and self-awareness before the lesson begins. Students have the opportunity to learn music in English, French, Italian, and German ranging from classical to pop music. Involvement within the extracurricular and arts is more important than ever. My hope is to offer a positive outlet for students of all ages. “Let's make some music together!”