Michael Smith is the Minister of Music at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, located in Ft. Washington, PA. There he oversees a large music program consisting of a chorister program a semi-professional adult choir, and planning music for all services.
Prior to this appointment, he served as Chair of Performing Arts at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, where he oversaw all aspects of the PreK-12 Music and Theater programs while serving concurrently as Organist/Choirmaster at The Church of the Good Shepherd, Rosemont. Before moving to the Philadelphia area, he served as Director of Music at Groton School, where he held the Pratt Endowed Chair of Music.
Michael earned his undergraduate degree in organ performance at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. He went on to earn graduate degrees in organ and conducting at Yale University, where he served as graduate assistant conductor to the famed Yale Glee Club. He has performed recitals and accompanied and conducted choirs on tours throughout Europe, Africa, Russia, and South America.