Jim Smith, Director of Music

Jim completed a Bachelor of Music degree at St. Andrews Presbyterian College and a Master of Music degree at West Virginia University. Postgraduate work in vocal and choral music has included studies at West Virginia University, Westminster Choir College, the University of Georgia, Smith College, Oberlin College, and Indiana University. Jim served as an Associate Professor of Music and the Director of Vocal and Choral Activities at Peace College for many years. Under his direction, the Peace College choirs made seven tours of Europe. His voice students have consistently achieved success, winning or placing in the annual state and regional National Association of Teachers of Singing auditions. In 2009, Jim served as an adjudicator for the 61st Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, which annually attracts more than 150,000 students. During the four-week festival, he judged nearly 400 choirs and 600 vocalists, aged kindergarten through college. Jim served for fifteen years as the Director of Music at Hudson Memorial Presbyterian in Raleigh, and served year-long interim stints at White Memorial Presbyterian in Raleigh and Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian in Cary. Jim is a member of the Master Chorale Chamber Choir, a professional choir of 22 singers in Raleigh. He has a wealth of experience in conducting, solo performing, and choral music. Jim and his wife, Mary George, have two children.


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