Angela Young Smucker
Mezzo-soprano Angela Young Smucker has earned praise for her “luscious” voice (Chicago Tribune) and her "robust, burnished timbre" (Chicago Classical Review). Her performances in concert, stage, and chamber works have made her a highly versatile and sought-after artist. Ms. Smucker has been featured with world-class ensembles including the Chicago Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival, Conspirare, Seraphic Fire, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Haymarket Opera Company, Leipzig Baroque Orchestra, and many others. Ms. Smucker is also currently pursuing her doctorate at Northwestern University and holds degrees from Valparaiso University and University of Minnesota. In 2016 she co-founded Third Coast Baroque and proudly serves as its Executive Director. Ms. Smucker also belongs to Beyond Artists, a coalition of artists that donates a portion of their concert fee to organizations they care about.