About this Artist
The PAUL SMITH SINGERS consist of some of the finest individual performers in the Western states. Professional recording, acting, television, teaching, and dance are just a few of the activities reflecting the vast talents of its members. The group has received acclaim for its ensemble work and has appeared in concert with the Pacific Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Founder/Director Paul A. Smith began his music career early in life as a piano student of the late African-American pianist/composer poser Margaret Bonds. His formal education includes degrees from Chapman University, with Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Southern California. Currently he serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at California State University, Northridge.
Smith is in constant demand as conductor, singer, and clinician. He has guest-conducted regional and conference honor choirs. In 2000 he served as guest conductor of the World Youth Choir with concerts throughout Spain.
Groups under his direction have appeared in performances with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony, as well as the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Smith has performed as soloist with such notable American ensembles as the Roger Wagner Chorale and the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers. He served as assistant director of the Jubilee Singers for 15 years.