Byron Smith and the Spirit Chorale

Alumnus Byron Smith founded and directs the Spirit Chorale, a choir dedicated to preserving music of African-American composers. Now in its 25th year, the Chorale has released three CDs and performed at the ACDA National Convention, Choral Conductor Guild National Convention, and The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc. National Convention, among many others.

Byron won the NAACP Theater Image Award for best original score  for  ”Children of the Night.” He teaches music industry courses  at Los Angeles Harbor College, and he is a freelance music director, studio musician, arranger and producer.