Pianist Dishon Smith performs April 27

Northeast State welcomes pianist Dishon Smith to campus for a special performance on Sunday, April 27.

The performance begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Theater at the main campus in Blountville, next to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. The concert is free and open to the public.  Smith will perform classic works from Ernesto Lecuona, Franz Liszt, Claude Debussy, John Williams, and Joseph Martin.

Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Bryan College and a master’s degree in piano pedagogy from the University of Tennessee. He has been a guest artist with the Maryville College Orchestra and the Southern Adventist University Orchestra. When not performing Smith stays busy as a performing arts instructor teaching music appreciation at Northeast State, drama at Providence Academy, and piano and voice lessons at Smith Studios.

Smith also brings his talents to regional theater productions and orchestras. His recent credits include keyboards in Barter Theatre’s production of Kiss Me Kate. He has contributed to other theatre productions including Songs for a New World, Next to Normal, Little Women, Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz, and Charlotte’s Web.

He has also performed onstage in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch Mahoney), The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Joseph).

Doors open at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact tcteague@northeaststate.edu.

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