Applied Voice, Opera Workshop
Hannah Smith-Baisley teaches Applied Voice, Opera Workshop and Vocal Techniques classes at TSU. She has had extensive experience in concert, opera, and musical theater. Ms. Smith-Baisley holds a Bachelor of Music from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master's of Music form the University of Kentucky. She also attended the Royal Academy of Music in London for post-graduate studies in voice during which she studied mainly vocal chamber music and art song.
In 2007, Smith-Baisley was a regional finalist in Metropolitan Opera National Competition (Tri-State Region). In 2008, she premiered and recorded Thomas Pasatieri's latest opera, Hotel Casablanca under Albany Records for which she received praise from Opera News Magazine, stating: "Hannah Smith shows impressive comic flair..." In 2008, she attended Crested Butte Music Festival as a young artist and sang in the ensemble of Falstaff. Some roles include: Pamina, 1st spirit (Magic Flute), Frasquita (Carmen), Dew Fairy and Sandman (Hansel and Gretel), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Veronique (Hotel Casablanca premier), Lucy (The Telephone), Tuptim (The King and I), and Rapunzel (Into the Woods). Recent soloist credits include Orrf's Carmina Burana, Haydn's St. Nicholas Mass, and solo performances with the University of Kentucky Womens' Choir.
Aside from being a seasoned performer, Hannah comes from a long line of pedagogues. Her great-great aunt, grandmother, and mother were all advanced performers, adjudicators, and devoted teachers in voice, piano and organ. Hannah has a great interest in piano, vocal, and music-theory pedagogy. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the National Association of Music Teachers.
Contact Ms. Baisley
Office: PA 026, (615) 963-2503