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Sean  MacRae Smith

Sean MacRae Smith

Bass Vocalist

Sean MacRae Smith is a music educator, performer, and composer, and will join the music staff of First Church as Bass Section Leader in December. A graduate of Pomona College, he holds a BA in Music with concentrations in musicology and composition and a minor in Physics. Sean was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and moved to San Diego in 2022. Alongside his involvement at First Church, Sean is a brilliant small-ensemble singer, most recently holding a residency as a baritone Young Artist with Des Moines-based CORO. He is also a private music teacher and composer in his spare time.