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Zeek Smith 

Director of Music Ministry

Zeek Smith is delighted to join the community at San Jose Episcopal as choirmaster and organist. He is a Northeast Florida native who stays busy performing, conducting, arranging, and teaching. In 2017 he completed his M.M. in Conducting (Emphases in musical theatre, opera, and choral conducting) at Ithaca College. He also holds a B.A. in Music (Emphases in education and choral music) from Jacksonville University where he is currently a collaborative pianist and coach/pianist for the River Tones, the vocal jazz chorus. 


As a theatre musician, Zeek’s recent credits include: Pagliacci with Opera Ithaca (Assoc. Conductor/Chorus Master/Pianist); and Xanadu (Music Director), Pride and Prejudice (Music Director), Chicago (Associate Music Director), A Christmas Carol (Music Director/Arranger/Pianist), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and In The Heights at the Hangar Theatre (Assoc. Music Director). NYC: Pagliacci.


Before his returning to the region he was Director of Music at the Episcopal Church of Saints Peter & John in Auburn, NY where his husband, Hector Smith, was a cantor. Zeek also held a faculty position in the Theatre Arts Department at Ithaca College following his graduate studies.


Zeek looks forward to forming strong collaborative relationships at San Jose Episcopal and in the greater Jacksonville area that will contribute to an energetic, robust, worshipful, and inspiring music program. He hopes that community members who wish to share their feedback on the future of the music ministry will seek him out either at parish fellowship events, or by scheduling a meeting during his office hours. 


Zeek Smith, M.M.
Conductor, Keyboardist, Vocal Coach
Choirmaster & Organist, San Jose Episcopal Church





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