Sharon Smith

Artistic Director


Passionate about music since her childhood, Ms. Sharon Smith has been a teacher of vocal music at all grade levels for over 40 years in both the Tacoma Public Schools and the Omaha Public Schools. She led OPS Mini Singers, a district children’s choir for 16 years and was the founding director of Cantori with the Nebraska Children’s Choruses.

Ms. Smith serves as a lecturer, conductor, and clinician to children’s choruses and festivals across the country. She is past President of the Nebraska Choral Directors Association, and served as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Children’s Choirs for the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). She also co-chaired the 2006 ACDA Regional Convention. In Nebraska, Sharon was a recipient of the Alice Buffett Award for Outstanding Teachers in the Omaha Public Schools and was awarded the 2005 Choral Director of the Year through the Nebraska Choral Directors Association.

Ms. Smith has been the artistic director of Crescendo Community Chorus (formerly Kinderchor of Spokane) since 2006. She directs the choir at Bethany Presbyterian Church and is married to Dennis Smith. They have three grown children and six gorgeous grandchildren.

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This will be Sharon Smith's final year as the Artistic Director of Crescendo Community Chorus.

Please help us spread the news that we have begun our search for a new Artistic Director. Information about the position can be found here. Application deadline is November 30, 2019.