Kelsey Smith, a Los Angeles native, is a Soprano vocalist and music educator, who began her collegiate career at Berklee College of Music as a Vocal Jazz Performance major before returning to California to pursue her interests in the fields of music education and psychology. She is a graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in Music Education and a minor in Applied Developmental Psychology. While at UCLA, Kelsey studied under Michael Dean and Vladimir Chernov developing classical vocal technique and has sung in a variety of ensembles including Chorale, Chamber Sings, and Early Music Ensemble.
Kelsey passionately pursues philanthropic endeavors that seek to include the arts in lives of at-risk youth. For the past five years she has been a faithful volunteer at Free Arts for Abused Children, developing and leading programs with a number of organizations and agencies including Starview Adolescent Center, The Help Group, Harbor Hills Living Facility, and the Children’s Institute. In addition, she has worked with students of the ICEF Charter Schools in the Los Angeles community through UCLA’s Music Partnership, helping enrich and develop their music programs.