Martha Pampell Smith - Music Faculty

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Martha Pampell Smith holds the B.M. and M.M. degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas with further study at the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. She teaches courses in voice and Foreign Language Diction at DBU. While at UNT, Smith was named Most Outstanding Female Master’s Candidate and received the Maxwell Sharples Award. Further honors and memberships include Phi Kappa Lambda, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities. She has won or been a finalist in numerous competitions including the National NATS Auditions and the Singers of the Year Awards.

In concert, Pampell Smith has performed numerous oratorio roles including Haydn’s Creation, Handel’s Messiah, J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore in such venues as Dallas’s Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Hall and with the Metrocrest Chamber Orchestra. Operatic and stage roles have included Rosalinda (Die Fledermaus), Fiordiligi (Cosi fan tutte), Miss Todd (Old Maid and the Thief), Monica (The Medium), and Marian (The Music Man).

Art song and lieder are of particular interest to Pampell Smith and her teachers and coaches have included Vera Neilson, Stephan Farish, Harold Heiberg, Helen Hodam, John Wustman, and Cornelius Eberhardt. She also devotes particular time and energy to the performance of sacred vocal music and has collaborated with the sacred composers/pianists Ovid Young and Bruce Greer. Smith also maintains a private studio and is a diction coach in the Dallas area. She holds memberships in NATS and TMEA.



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