Gregory Deane Smith is an accomplished professional baritone and choral conductor. Greg was born in Brooklyn, NY and has lived in Princeton, NJ for the past 29 years. A graduate of Syracuse University (BA, 1986) and Westminster Choir College (MA, 1989), he has appeared as a soloist and chorister with numerous professional choral ensembles in the New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania areas, including the Westminster Symphonic Choir, the Princeton Singers, the Princeton Pro Musica, and the Choirs of Trinity Church, Wall Street, First Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, St. Clement’s, Philadelphia, Trinity Church, Moorestown, NJ, Trinity Church, Solebury, PA, St. Mary’s Church, Burlington, NJ, The Church of St. Mark, Brooklyn, NY, First United Methodist Church of Germantown, PA, and St. Paul’s, Doylestown, PA. Greg served as Director of Music at Grace Episcopal Church, Pemberton, NJ for 18 years where he directed the all-volunteer parish choir. He is currently singing bass in the Parish Choir of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Locust Street in Center City Philadelphia. Since 1993, he has worked full-time at Princeton University in a number of positions, and is currently the Academic Programs Administrator at the University’s Woolworth Center of Musical Studies. Greg’s past volunteer work includes having served several years as a reader and monitor for Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, Princeton branch and at WPRB 103.3FM, the radio station of Princeton University, where he hosted the weekly Saturday morning classical program from 2006 to 2010. Greg has sung with a wide variety of church and community choral ensembles. He can sing in many vocal styles and genres, including, Early Music, Baroque, Opera, A cappella, Romantic, and Contemporary. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians.
B.M. Syracuse University, Class of 1986
M.M. Westminster Choir College, 1989