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Paul Russell Smith, American conductor. Member National Educators Association, Pennsylvania Education Association, Music Educators National Conference.; Member United Church of Christ.

Background

Smith, Paul Russell was born on October 11, 1937 in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Russell Robert Owen and Helen Esther (Schock) Smith.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Mansfield University, 1959.

Career

Teacher vocal and instrumental music Spring Grove Area School District, Pennsylvania, 1959-1964, Leighton Area Junior High School, Pennsylvania, 1964-1985. Teacher vocal music Lehighton Area High School, 1985-1993. Director music Zion United Church Christ, Lehighton, since 1964.

Conductor Lehighton Band Inc., since 1966. Director Zion Opera Workshop, Lehighton, since 1971.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Young Person's Guide to the Band and Orchestra, 1983. A Short History of Music and the American Musical Theater, 1983. Named Citizen of the Year Lehighton Chamber of Commerce, 1974, Educator of Year, 1990.

Membership

Member National Educators Association, Pennsylvania Education Association, Music Educators National Conference. Member United Church of Christ.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, camping, gardening.

Connections

Married Linnea Dawn Olson, June 7, 1958. Children: Dawn Michelle, Beth Lorene.

father:
Russell Robert Owen Smith

mother:
Helen Esther (Schock) Smith

spouse:
Linnea Dawn Olson

children:
Dawn Michelle Smith

Beth Lorene Smith