Midge's passion for accompanying and coaching started at an early age playing for churches, and community groups and blossomed into a career after she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. Midge specializes in directing and accompanying musicals, choirs, and soloists as well as teaching and coaching pianists and vocalists alike. Currently, she holds the positions of Director of Music Ministry at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Denver and is the Resident Accompanist for The Academy of Charter Schools in Westminster. She is an experienced performer, arranger and recording artist. Midge is so happy to be living in Colorado again and is thrilled that her music career is thriving in the Denver Metro area. She was born and raised in the beautiful "Switzerland of America" Ouray, Colorado. She lives with her college sweetheart (and now husband!) Reed Smith and their three Bengal kitties in Thornton, CO where she owns and operates her studio "Music by Midge."
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, Colorado 1987 – 1992
Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance
Dr. Robert Hallquist, Piano Performance
Professor Vergi Amendola, Accompanying and Coaching