OPERA | MUSICAL THEATRE | TEACHING
Emily Smokovich has been praised as a “brilliant” and “mesmerizing” performer (IDS). Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Ms. Smokovich began her piano studies at age 5 and voice lessons at 15. She completed her B.M. and M.M. at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, studying with Andreas Poulimenos.
Role highlights include the collegiate premiere as Margaret Johnson in The Light in the Piazza and Annina in Der Rosenkavalier. Ms. Smokovich has worked with renowned conductors, directors, and coaches, such as David Effron, Dan Riddle, Michael Ehrmann, Carol Vaness, Virginia Zeani, and Sylvia McNair.
Along with a deep love of performing, Ms. Smokovich has a great desire to teach, to share her love of music with others, and to support other singers. She believes that it is important to give young singers the proper tools to proceed into the music world with a healthy, supported, and sustainable sound, as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the music in general.
Ms. Smokovich is currently Interim Professor of Voice in the Musical Theatre Department and finishing her Doctorate at the University of Michigan, studying under Freda Herseth.