Committed to making contemporary vocal music more approachable and accessible, Ms. Smither has visited at institutions including the University of Toronto, Monash University in Melbourne, James Madison University, and Rice University. Additionally, she has given a masterclass on traditional operatic repertoire at the Harvard College Opera Society.

Teaching services include:

Lecture recitals on contemporary song, extended technique, Pierrot Lunaire, or Canadian new music.

Masterclasses on contemporary song and/or extended technique: taking care of your voice and the score.

Composition workshops on “How to Write for the Classical Voice”

Reading sessions with composers on new works.

Individual Sessions with students on contemporary repertoire

If you are interested in having Ms. Smither come to your school, please write through the Contact page and we will send you a package including descriptions of classes and prices. We are more than happy to work with your school to find a suitable set of classes at your budget. Spreading the joy of contemporary music is our main priority!