Christopher Smith

Christopher M. Smith

Director of Choral Activities
Associate Professor of Music

DMA; Choral Conducting, 2016, University of Kansas
MM; Choral Conducting, 2013, East Carolina University
BM; Piano Performance, 2006, East Carolina University

Understanding the spiritual nature of the voice and the choir - an ensemble of God-created instruments - is an essential component of both Christian worship and choral artistry. At MNU, it is a privilege to exhibit the choir’s effectiveness in expressing faith, worship, and art by demonstrating excellence in rehearsal and performance.

Christopher Smith
  • Awards & Honors
    • 2016 Repertoire and Resources Chair of College and University Choirs for the Kansas Choral Directors Association
    • 2016 Repertoire and Resources Chair of Mens Choirs for the Southwestern Division of the American Choral Directors Association
    • 2015 Recipient of the Sandra Keller Daugherty Award for Outstanding Graduate Conducting at the University of Kansas
    • 2006 Summa Cum Laude, East Carolina University
    • 2003 Outstanding Freshman Award, East Carolina University
  • Presentations
    • "The Powerful Potential in Men's and Women's Choirs: Successful Approaches to Developing a Healthy Program,” SWACDA, March 2016
    • Performance at the Kansas Music Educators Association convention (Wichita, KS), February 2016
    • Performance at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, February 2016
    • Performance of the National Anthem for the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium, September 2015
    • Conference lectures on church worship as church music director, 2003-2015
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