Geneva College

 

 

David Kenneth Smith, D.M.

David SmithOffice Phone: 724-847-6662
dksmith@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Music
  • Voice

Degrees Received

  • D.M. Voice, 1999, Indiana University of Music            
  • M.Mus. Voice, 1991, Indiana University School of Music
  • B.M. Voice, 1986, Wheaton College Conservatory                 

Courses Taught at Geneva

  • MUA121-MUA422 - Studio Voice
  • MUS320 - Literature of Voice
  • MUS420 - Vocal Pedagogy
  • MUS120-121 - Diction for Singers—English, Italian, Latin, German, French
  • MUA156 - Class Voice  
  • MUS210 - Introduction to Music Literature
  • MUS128-9, MUS228-9 - Aural Skills I-IV
  • HUM203 - Baroque & Classical Era Music
  • BIB 303 - Psalms in Great Music Lecture for Psalms Course

Courses Taught at University of Alabama in Huntsville

  • Studio Voice
  • Voice Class: Seminars on Diction, Opera & Art Song Literature, Vocal Pedagogy, Sightsinging
  • Introduction to Music Literature
  • Music Theory I and Introduction to Music Theory
  • UAH Concert Choir

Performances

Opera:

  • Huntsville Opera Theater productions
    Rossini – Cenerentola (Don Ramiro), 2002
    Mozart – Don Giovanni (Don Ottavio), 2000
  • Indiana University Opera Theater production
    Strauss - Ariadne auf Naxos (Tanzmeister/Brighella), 1996
  • Bloomington Early Music Festival production with Bimbetta
    Purcell - Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), 1995
  • Indiana University Opera Theater productions
    Britten - Peter Grimes (Boles), 1994
    Massenet - Manon (Guillot de Morfontaine), 1994
    Mozart - Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Pedrillo), 1993
    Holst - Savitri (Satyavan), 1993
    Purcell - Dido and Aeneas (Aeneas), 1993
    Weill - Zar lässt sich photographieren (Falsche Gehilfe), 1993
    Verdi - Falstaff (Bardolfo), 1992
    Mozart - Nozze di Figaro (Don Curzio), 1992
    Bizet - Carmen (Remendado), 1992
    Mozart - Impresario (Mr. Cash), 1991-1992
    Bizet - Le Docteur Miracle (Silvio), 1991

Solo Concerts and Recitals

  • Hensel Bicentennial: A Recital of Songs by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
    Guest Artist Recital, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Penn., November 14, 2005 with soprano Anne Hagen Bentz
  • Hensel Bicentennial: A Recital of Songs by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
    Faculty Recital, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Penn., November 12, 2005 with soprano Anne Hagen Bentz
  • 1840: Wedding-Year Lieder of Robert and Clara Schumann, Including Dichterliebe
    Faculty Recital, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Penn., October 30, 2003
  • Christmas Concert, Park Presbyterian Church Advent Recital Series, Beaver, Penn., Dec. 19, 2001
    Bach, Handel, Redner, Schubert, Yon
  • Faculty Recital, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Penn., November 16, 2001
    Alban Berg, Gerald Finzi, Charles Gounod, G.F. Handel, Paolo Tosti 
  • Songs of Love and Loss - Concert for Friends of Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Sept. 26, 2001
    Songs by Gerald Finzi and Clara Schumann
  • 1840: Wedding-Year Lieder of Robert and Clara Schumann, Including Dichterliebe
    Guest Artist Recital, University of Victoria School of Music, British Columbia, 2001
  • 1840: Wedding-Year Lieder of Robert and Clara Schumann
    Including Dichterliebe; Faculty Recital, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2000
  • The Joys & Tears of Love - Faculty Recital, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1999
    Bellini, Duparc, Gurney, Clara Schumann and others
  • Departed Spirits - Halloween Faculty Recital, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1997
    Clara Schumann, Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn, Mozart, Brahms, Webber
  • Songs, Romances, and Piano Trio of Clara Schumann: Centenary Concert, 1996
    Sponsored by the College Music Society’s Institute on Women, Music & Gender
  • Complete Lieder of Clara Schumann: Centenary Concert, 1996
    Doctor of Music recitals, Indiana University
  • The Joys & Tears of Love: A Song Recital
    Bellini, Duparc, Gurney, Clara Schumann and others, 1999
  • Friends, Siblings, Spouses - Lieder of Felix & Fanny Mendelssohn,
    Robert & Clara Schumann, 1994
  • Recital of Mozart, Spohr, Gurney, Honegger, 1993
    Master of Music recitals, Indiana University
  • Recital of Handel, Brahms, Vaughan-Williams, 1991
  • Recital of Bach, DeLuca, Bizet, Schumann, Vaughan-Williams, 1990
    Bachelor of Music recitals, Wheaton Conservatory
  • Recital of Rachmaninov, Beethoven, Rorem, 1986
  • Recital of Haydn, Wolf, Fauré, Dvorák, 1985

Solo Appearances

  • As Time Goes By, Founders Day Gala, April 21, 2007
  • Handel - Messiah, Tenor Role, Memorial Park Church, Allison Park, Penn., December 11, 2005
  • Bach - Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, Cantata, BWV 1, Tenor Role, with The Genevans
    Symbols of the Christ at First Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls, December 3, 2005
  • Handel - Messiah, Tenor Role, Memorial Park Church, Allison Park, Penn., December 12, 2004
  • Handel - Messiah, selections, Tenor Role, with The Genevans
    Gaudate “Rejoice” at First Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls, December 4, 2004
  • “Das Veilchen” by W.A. Mozart
    Mozart Abend: A Mozart Evening, Geneva College, November 17, 2004
  • Henry Mancini & Friends Founders Day Gala, April 23, 2004
    Musical Theater selections by Rodgers, Fain, Loewe
  • A Musical Valentine Benefit Concert, February 13, 2004
    “You are My Heart’s Delight” from Lehár’s operetta The Land of Smiles
  • “All Creatures of Our God and King” solo at Academic Convocation,
    Geneva College, September 5, 2003
  • “Come, Ye Blessed” sacred aria solo at Graduate Commencement,
    Geneva College, May 15, 2003
  • “The Pilgrim’s Psalm” from Vaughan Williams’ oratorio Pilgrim’s Progress
    solo at Christ Church at Grove Farm, September 22, 2002
  • Three Songs: A Narrative Drama of Our National Songs (Jannuzi), solos and hymn leading in
    An Evening of Remembrance, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Penn., Sept. 11, 2002
  • “Praise, my Soul, the King of Heaven” solo at Music Convocation, Geneva College, Sept. 3, 2002
  • “O Rest in the Lord” from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, solo at Southwood Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, Ala., August 11, 2002
  • “Gesu Bambino” by Pietro Yon, at Geneva Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration
    Geneva College, December 18, 2001
  • David Graves Faculty Memorial Concert, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2001
  • Handel - Messiah, Tenor Role, Southwood Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, 2000
  • Schumann - Dichterliebe, Lindberg Concert Series, Madison County, 2000
  • Handel - Messiah, Tenor Role, Huntsville Community Chorus, 1999
  • Handel - Messiah, Tenor Role, Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, Huntsville, 1999
  • Handel - Messiah, University of Alabama in Huntsville Concert Choir, 1999
  • Masterclass and Concert, Oberlin Conservatory, 1999
  • City Lights & Stars Concert at the Burritt Museum, Huntsville, 1998
  • Music Appreciation Group Concerts, Huntsville, 1998-2001
  • Southwood Christmas Program, Southwood Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, 1997
  • Music for the Holidays, Huntsville Community Chorus, 1997
  • Royce Boyer Faculty Retirement Concert, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1997
  • Handel - Messiah, Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, 1994           
  • Bach - Cantata 131, Indiana University, 1991
  • Bach - Cantatas 80, 97, 130, 149, Columbus Pro Musica Orchestra, 1990

Directing

  • Musical Co-Director, Broadway Revue Family Weekend Benefit, February 2 and 3, 2007
    Choral Director, Singer, Musical Preparation, Staging, Programming, Personnel
  • Director, Mozart Abend: A Mozart Evening, Geneva College, November 17, 2004
    Musical Preparation, Staging, Programming, Personnel
  • Stage Director of Opera workshop, A Scene from Don Giovanni, February 13 and May 3, 2004
    Staging, Musical Preparation
  • Musical Co-Director, Henry Mancini & Friends Founders Day Gala, April 23, 2004
    Musical Preparation, Staging, Programming, Personnel
  • Musical Co-Director, A Musical Valentine Benefit Concert for Geneva Women, Feb. 13, 2004
    Musical Preparation, Staging, Programming, Personnel
  • Musical Co-Director, Dinner On Broadway, Geneva College, April 28, 2002
    Musical Preparation, Staging, Rehearsal Conductor, Programming, Personnel, Narration

Choral Conducting

  • The Genevans at Baccalaureate Service, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Penn., May 14, 2004
    Choral Psalm settings (Conducting Appearance in Robert Copeland’s absence)
  • Concert Choir, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1998
    Music on the Move - Fall Concert, 1998
    Christmas Messiah:  Highlights and Stars - Christmas Concert, 1998
    Music Department Christmas Concert, 1998
  • Guest conductor for Bloomington South High School Sounds of South Madrigal Camp, 1995

Current Projects

  • Teaching
    Continuing course revisions, especially incorporating new technologies and materials
  • Creative Activities
    Versifying Psalms for hymn, folk, and popular tune settings, and encouraging others to compose or versify Psalms for church or chapel  
    Performance preparation
  • Research
    Continuing interpretive analysis of Ivor Gurney’s songs
    Research in breathing anatomy and the mechanics of vocal agility
  • Other Service to Discipline:
    Continuing to update the websites for Ivor Gurney (Ivor.Gurney.net) and Clara Schumann (ClaraSchumann.net), respond to queries from those seeking reference help on these two composers, and serve the Ivor Gurney Society by editing articles posted on the Gurney site.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
    Treasurer, Tri-State NATS Chapter (Penn., Ohio, W.Virg), 2006-present
  • Clara Schumann Society
  • Ivor Gurney Society
  • College Music Society (CMS, 1995-2001)

 

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Upcoming Events
Apr23
Chapel
Geneva chaplain Rutledge Etheridge
Metheny Fieldhouse 10:10 a.m.

Apr23
Networking & Etiquette Dinner
Presidents Dining Room 5:00 p.m.

SUMMER CLASSES
Advance your degree through May@Geneva
Running May 12 through June 6, May term offers key courses as well as electives and travel options.
COMMUNITY
Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast
Faculty, staff, students and the community are invited to campus for prayer and breakfast on Thu., May 1 at 7:30 a.m.
ALUMNI
Celebration Weekend for the classes of ’54 and ’64
Special events for 50- and 60-year alumni are planned to coincide with Commencement.
ARTS & CULTURE
Geneva Reading Series IV: "A New, New Hope"
The final event in the series for the 2013-14 academic year will be on Apr. 23 at 7 p.m.
ARTS & CULTURE
Symphonic Band to present Spring Concert
The 68-member ensemble will perform on Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m.