Meet The Soloists
Josh Smith is a recent MTSU graduate with a B.A. in Vocal Performance, studying under Dr. William Perkins. Some of his previous musical theatre roles include The Rocky Horror Show (Frank N. Furter, Murfreesboro Center for the Arts), Sweeney Todd (Beadle Bamford, MTSU Opera Theatre/ MTSU Theatre and Dance), and The Merry Widow (Camille, MTSU Opera Theatre). He has also performed as a soloist with MTSU Schola Cantorum directed by Dr. Raphael Bundage.
Originally from Indiana, Lori received degrees in Musical Theatre Performance and Speech and Theatre Education from Ball State University. Her professional theatre career has landed her in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Rhode Island, and her credits include “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Secret Garden,” "Hello! Dolly” and was nominated by Nashville's Broadway World for "1776." After teaching drama for seven years, she now works at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center as the box office manager. She has two grown children who are both active in performing arts. She has been privileged to sing with the Nashville Community Choir for the last ten years.
David began his musical career singing alongside his family in the small farm town of Madison, Indiana. He then attended Indiana University studying music as an Opera Vocal Performance major. David sang with various musicians traveling the North and South islands of New Zealand providing inspirational messages for various cultural groups. David has performed background vocals in many studio sessions throughout Middle Tennessee and is currently employed as a high school administrator.
Janna Landry is an accomplished vocalist, professional actor, keynote speaker and author. She holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and has studied the voice extensively. Throughout her career in the entertainment industry she has a long list of production credits in theatre, television, and the music industry both recorded and live. She has sung in hundreds of clubs and theaters all over the country.
She enjoys singing everything from Americana to Jazz to Classical voice and can be heard on many studio tracks in various styles. Her Americana CD "You Shoulda Picked Me" is her legacy as a song-writer. She holds memberships in SAG, AFTRA, and AEA performing unions. She has taught private voice for over 25 years and continues to perform around town singing jazz and as a member of the popular Toto Tribute Band, "Child's Anthem". Janna recently published her first book, “Dazzle Your Listener” on the art of communication.
Jodi Hill is originally from Sandy, UT. She made her debut as a "Messiah" soloist at the age of 17 in Orlando, Florida. She received her degree in music education from the University of Florida while singing with the university's opera company. Jodi has also sung with the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and Princeton ProMusica. She enjoys raising her four children with her husband in Franklin and currently teaches music at Trinity Elementary.
Nothing brings Angie more joy than singing, especially sacred music. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho studying Communications, but was heavily involved in the music program. Eleven years ago she discovered the Nashville Community Choir and never looked back. It has become like a second family. She currently juggles her role as the choir's President with her role as a small business owner, wife and mother of six young children. Angie grew up a military brat, but claims Idaho as "home." That is until she was called as a full time missionary to Nashville and found a new home in middle Tennessee and has loved raising her family here for 14 years in Murfreesboro.