Priscilla Jane Smith is an award-winning mezzo-soprano from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. A finalist in the 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Regional Auditions in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. Smith is an active recitalist and performer, with repertoire including opera, oratorio, art song, and chamber music. This year, Ms. Smith was a soloist in the North Carolina Master Chorale's performance of Benjamin Britten's Spring Symphony, and in 2011 she made her debut with North Carolina Opera, playing the role of Ms. Jessel in their production of The Turn of the Screw. In 2010, she completed her second season with the young artist program at Seagle Music Colony, where she sang the role of Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. Other main stage roles include the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola, Nancy in Albert Herring, Filipjevna in Eugene Onegin, Kate Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, and Mallika (cover) in Lakme´. She is an award winner with the NATS Mid-Atlantic Regional Competition, the Charlotte Opera Guild Competition, and the Heafner/Williams Vocal Competition, and was a finalist in the 2008 University of Michigan Concerto Competition. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Ms. Smith holds both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in vocal performance. Ms. Smith has studied language and music in Graz, Austria as well as in the United States, and has performed throughout the Midwest and the East Coast.