The word which constantly emerges from discussions of Blake Smith's work is INSPIRING. Dr. Smith is an experienced and visionary private voice teacher whose students, many of whom are still very young, have seen tremendous success as singers, teachers, and arts advocates. His other areas of teaching excellence include an original method of training physical expression in singers and actors (known as The Anatomy of the Moment) and his master classes have been described by participants as "unreal" and "profound." His unique approach to the art of singing and background in historical aesthetics ensures an engaging and illuminating educational experience for students and professionals at any level!
Dr. Smith is currently the Coordinator of Vocal Studies and Associate Professor of Voice and Opera at the University of Delaware, where he teaches applied voice, undergraduate vocal pedagogy, and graduate courses in song and opera literature. His university students have been admitted into the most prestigious graduate programs in the United States (including the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, University of Colorado, Florida State University, and the University of North Texas) and frequently participate in some of the most well-respected summer voice programs in the world (including the Janiec Opera at the Brevard Music Center, the Young Artist Vocal Academy at the Houston Grand Opera, the Chautauqua Institution, CoOPERAtive Program at Westminster Choir College, Opera Works, and SongFest, among many other).