Classical and Christian Concerts, Worship Services, Solo Piano Concerts, Christian Worship Leader for 30 years, Piano Major from Baylor University
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Personal Liability, Errors and Omissions
What to Expect
Formal Dinner Music, with tuxedo, or casual dinner music with open collar coat
Home and Corporate Dinner Parties, Christmas or company parties
Solo Piano Concerts, or featured selections as part of an event
Michael T. Smith
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Michael left for his first Texas visit to enter the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, meeting Mr. Cliburn personally and starting his college music career, getting a Bachelor of Music at Baylor University, and winning the BEST OF BAYLOR talent competition. Marrying high school sweetheart and love of his life, Sharon, they began their lives together while at Baylor, through Southwestern Seminary, graduating with a Master of Music, and starting full-time church music ministry. After serving at First Baptist Church, Hearne, Texas through those preparatory years, Michael has served as full-time Minister of Music and Worship Pastors at First Baptist Church, Silver Spring, MD, First Baptist Church, Conroe, TX, Parkway Baptist Church, Jackson, MS, First Baptist Church Arlington, TX and First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls, TX, where he served for 21 years.
Having published vocal and piano arrangements in collections with Crescendo, Genevox(Lifeway) and Word Music, his piano collection from Word Music, ALL LOVES EXCELLING, is featured predominantly on this recording.
Michael is now President of his own company, Cross Key Productions & Consulting, living in far North Dallas. His ministry keeps him in demand for piano concerts, worship events, writing and arranging, leading worship in churches around the country, mentoring younger church musicians, and consulting for worship events, artist events, seasonal music productions and more.
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PUBLISHED ARRANGEMENTS: "When I Can Read My Title Clear", "Jesus Loves Me and Other Sacred Solos", "Sunday Soloist, Volumes 1, 2 & 3", "The Holly and the Ivory", "All Loves Excelling" (WORD & GENEVOX)
Additional Booking Notes
Grand Piano is required
Rachmaninoff-inspired "Love of Jesus"
Chopin-inspired "Love Divine"
Chopin-inspired "Praise Him"
Frank Sinatra-inspired Dinner Music of Golden Oldies
Influences & Inspiration
Classical and Improvisational Concerts, with vocals
Christian Worship Experiences
Leading Worship on Sundays
Piano, vocal mic if needed