Kandie Smith received Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees in Voice Performance and Opera from Stetson University, the University of British Columbia and the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, respectively.
Dr. Smith has enjoyed a vibrant career in musical theater and operetta. She has sung leading roles with a variety of local, regional, and international companies, and has sung the soprano solos in a number of oratorios presented by local and regional organizations and orchestras, including the St. Augustine Community Chorus, Winter Park Bach Festival, the Orlando Messiah Society, and the Daytona Beach Choral Society.
She has pursued her passion for singing into the academic arena and has held teaching positions at several colleges, including Stetson University and the University of North Florida. She is currently part of the academic team at St. Johns River State College, where she serves as Instructor of Musical Theatre for Florida School of the Arts.
Noah Peacock is currently a second year student at Florida School of the Arts, and will be graduating in the summer with his AA and AS degrees. After graduation, Noah plans on transferring to another school with the intentions of pursuing a BFA is Musical Theatre. Music has always been prevalent in Noah’s life, as he started singing at the age of 3 in church every Sunday morning. Noah was recently heard in duets with Dr. Smith at Music at Grace in October. He is extremely thankful for the wonderful opportunities and wonderful friendships that life has given him, and he would like to specifically thank Dr. Kandie Smith for her wonderful guidance along his journey.
Dr. Smith and Mr. Peacock will be sharing this program with duo-pianists, Anna Smith and Rodrigo Diaz.