LeVan Smith comes from a heritage of music and performance, spanning back generations. All throughout his childhood in Mountain Home, Idaho, he and his 7 brothers, along with his parents, enjoyed singing together in the home; performing for the elderly during the holidays; performing at church; singing hymns around the campfire; singing the national anthem at Boy Scout events; and all this in 4-part men’s chorus. While in grade school, LeVan studied piano and was a member of his high school’s Jazz, Concert and Men’s choruses (under the direction of Blake Olmstead), and was awarded the “Vocalist of the Year” his Senior year. He was also invited to sing with the 2010 Idaho State Mixed Choir, the 2010 ACDA All-Northwest Men’s Choir (Timothy Peter), and the 2011 MENC All-Northwest Mixed Choir (Richard Bjella).
LeVan continued to enhance his musical skill throughout his college career by taking lessons, singing with the BYU-Idaho Concert Choir, participating with a chamber choir led by Sam Crowley and Joseph Fagersten. Shortly thereafter, he was invited to sing with a different chamber choir led by David Torres. Since then, LeVan has stayed under David’s direction including being in Echo Luminos and Vocal Affinity.
Other things he enjoys are composing and arranging choral music, playing piano (and occasionally organ), playing games with his brothers online, spending time with friends, coding side projects, and enjoying time with family.