Alexandra Smither

Soprano Alexandra Smither is quickly making a name for herself the worlds of both old and new classical music. Ms. Smither is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.Mus 2014), where she received one of the Music Department’s highest graduating awards, the Tecumseh Sherman Rogers Award. She continued her studies, fully funded, at Rice University’s prestigious Shepherd School of Music (M.Mus 2016), While there she co-founded and managed the University’s student-lead new music ensemble, Hear&Now. She has held fellowships at the Music Academy of the West, SongFest, as a Marc and Eva Fellow, and the Franz Schubert Institute of Lieder. In 2017 she was a fellow at Songfest’s inaugural Winter Intensive and Marilyn Horne’s “The Song Continues” at Carnegie Hall. In February of 2017, she was an Artist in Residence at the Banff Centre’s “Concert in the 21st Century” as the recipient of the John and Sheilagh Languille Artist Award. In May, she will be touring parts of Michigan and Ontario with a program of contemporary music for soprano and violin. In June, she makes her principal debut as Mrs. Waters with Toronto’s Opera5 in their production of Ethyl Symth’s “The Boatswain’s Mate” in Toronto before travelling to begin her work as a soprano fellow for the 2017 Tanglewood Festival.