Experience

Eileen

Eileen has taught singing for over thirty years, with vocal studios in both Stratford and Toronto.

Eileen has been a recommended singing coach to The Stratford Festival Company for nearly twenty years.

In 2016, she joined the company of the Shaw Festival as a singing voice coach, working beside esteemed voice teacher, Carol Forte.

The Music Niagara Performance Academy, 2016: Eileen enjoyed working with a wonderful group of youth, talented string specialists all, who ventured into a singing intensive with the other rich programming offered in this summer training opportunity.

Music Theatre on the Thames, 2015 and 2016: Eileen joined the team sharing expertise with gifted young artists at the University of Western Ontario. Students expanded their musical theatre experience with master classes and a fabulous staff leading to full productions of Sondheim’s Company (2016) and Jason Howland’s Little Women (2015).

Eileen has coached singing technique and repertoire with hundreds of individual artists and members of diverse companies and productions including: The Shaw & Stratford Festival Companies, Drayton Entertainment (multiple productions), The Royal Shakespeare Company, Lord of the Rings (Mirvish production), RSVP Broadway, the original Toronto company of The Drowsy Chaperone, The Charlottetown Festival Young Company, Mump and Smoot, and Pochsy Productions and many more.

Eileen has been on faculty at Ryerson University, Humber College and Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts.

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Eileen SmEileen Smithith performed at Banff, Charlottetown, Sunshine, Showboat, Toronto Fringe and Stratford festivals, and also at the London Grand Theatre, and for Drayton Entertainment. She was the second-tallest member of vocal jazz trio, 3 Women of Stature. Her other credits include: Drayton Entertainment and Charlottetown productions of Anne of Green Gables; The Sound of Music, Patience, The GondoliersInherit the Wind and Katisha in The Mikado for Stratford; and more than forty productions with Canadian Opera Company.

Since 2000, Eileen has been creating and curating integrated arts and performance programs as producer, educator and performer. She is co-creator of Mobius Rings, a commissioned performance piece on mediated communication. She is also founder of Hermione Presents, a not for profit charitable organization that produces arts educational and performance programming and festivals.

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Eileen SmithEileen continues to coordinate Culture Days: A Celebration of Culture in Stratford and Perth County (started in 2010), and she is founder of the ongoing SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts festival. (2017 saw the seventh annual exploration of independent multidisciplinary work in Stratford and Perth County with 12,400 attendees enjoying 297 artists from across Canada and the U.S. in forty new works and seven exhibitions).

Instrumental in the founding of the Artists’ Health Centre Foundation (now Artists’ Health Alliance), Eileen was a long-time co-chair of the Artists’ Committee, and also on the AHA’s board of directors for over a decade.

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