Associate Professor of Music (1996); B.Mus., Kentucky State University; M.Mus., Roosevelt University
Andrew W. Smith directs the Opera Music Theatre Workshop Program. He is a regular guest of America’s leading opera companies. During twelve years at the Metropolitan Opera, he has performed leading baritone roles. The New York City Opera has also enjoyed his portrayals. Andrew Smith has frequented notable opera companies such as The Connecticut Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Oakland Opera, Palm Springs, Pittsburg Opera, New Jersey State Opera, performing the leading roles in most notably Aida, Billy Budd, Mahagonny, Simon Boccanegra, Nabucco, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore,, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Street Scenes and Tosca to name a few. Andrew Smith has performed on some of the most illustrious stages of Europe: Opera de Nice, Birmingham England Opera Festival, and Opera Royal De Wallonie. To critical acclaim he performed in Il Tabarro, and Aida. He has also made his Hungarian concert debut as Porgy in Porgy and Bess in performances sponsored by the State Department of The United States, and Mr. Smith has been invited to return to Budapest. Other notable engagements include appearances at the Spoleto Festival in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia at the invitation of composer, Gian Carlo Menotti. Mr. Smith has appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony on the renown stage of the Arena di Verona in Italy, and toured extensively throughout Spain and Germany in concerts with reputed conductor, Maestro Lorin Maazel.
Carl H. Smith
Professor, Division of Fine Arts; B. Mus. Ed., Lincoln University; M.Mus., Tulsa University; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. Kentucky State University, 1958-1996
Professor of Speech & Communication (1998); B. A., University of Ibadan; M.A., University of Ibadan; M.A., University of London; Ph.D., University of London
Dr. Ufomata teaches classes in Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication and Interracial/Intercultural Communication, utilizing both traditional classroom instruction and interactively via satellite to campuses around Kentucky. She also provides instruction in Mass Media and Society. Dr. Ufomata is coordinator of the Area of Speech, Theatre and Communication and also coordinator of student publications. She has published extensively in the areas of Linguistics, Language Policies, Women’s Studies, and African Studies. She is also the author of a collection of short stories, Voices from the Marketplace. She was appointed Faculty Fellow for two consecutive sessions in 2000-2002. Dr. Ufomata serves on the Editorial Boards of Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women’s Studies and Irinkerindo: A Journal of African Immigration. She has received numerous prestigious international awards, including a British Academy Visiting Fellowship at the University College London, an Associateship of the African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, a Fellowship of the American International Visitor Program (USIA); a Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship and was a Laureate of the CODESRIA Gender Institute, Dakar, Senegal. Dr. Ufomata lives in Lexington with her family.