Education and Background
Mr. Strelo-Smith holds a BFA in Musical Performance from Notre Dame de Namur University with additional studies at The San Francisco Conservatory and The Boston Conservatory. He is a recent graduate of the NDNU Music Theatre Conservatory and is currently pursuing an MFA in Musical Performance.
Michael Strelo-Smith was first seen by international television audiences as a finalist on season 2 and 3 of NBC/Universal’s America’s Got Talent. Musical Theatre and Operatic credits include Count Carl-Magnus (A Little Night Music); Kevin (In the Heights); Panch (25th Annual…Spelling Bee); Sharpless (Madama Butterfly); Billy (Carousel); Pooh-Bah (The Mikado) as well as featured performances in A Grand Night for Singing, Side by Side by Sondheim, and The World Goes ‘Round. Additional credits include solo appearances in Boston Symphony Hall, The Liberace Museum, The Ovation Lounge in Las Vegas, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall.
“My goal as a teacher is to encourage each of my students to celebrate their voice and individual sound. Whether students have a drive to pursue a career in music or become the audiences and arts supporters of the future, each singer deserves a chance to get to know their voice. Through an understanding of breath, the basic mechanics of the voice, a connection to text and poetry, students of all ages have the ability to grow and thrive to become an empowered singer.”