Soprano Allison Kindscher Smith began teaching at LCU in 2009. She received her BA at John Brown University and graduated with her Masters of Music in Opera Performance from Wichita State University. Smith studied and sang in Italy with Canta in Italia. As an apprentice artist with Opera in the Ozarks, she sang the roles of Musetta in La Boheme and Yum-Yum in The Mikado. At OIO she met her husband, baritone Matthew Smith.
Here in Lubbock, Mrs. Smith was Betty Haynes in White Christmas with Mr. Smith as Bob Wallace, and Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly. Smith has also performed the roles of Amy in Little Women by Mark Adamo, Asteria in Tamerlano by Handel, Constance in Dialogues des Carmelites by Poulenc, Mabel in Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan, and Lucy in You're A Good Man Charlie Brown by Gesner.
She was also the vocal competition winner of Wichita State University's concerto-aria regional tour and concerts, the soprano soloist in Opera Kansas' performances of A Most Ingenious Paradox, scenes from Gilbert and Sullivan operetta, and a soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Chorale of the Ozarks. She won her divisions of state NATS three of her four competing years and went on to win the graduate women's division at NATS.