Alexa Smith

Alexa Smith

Alexa Smith is the Associate Vice President for Strategic Innovations and Special Initiatives at Manhattan School of Music. She is the winner of the 2021 Sphinx Venture Fund Prize to create the Duncan Williams Voice Competition for Black and Latinx Young Artists. For more information, go to

Winning Isn’t Everything: The State of Competitions and a New Opportunity to Level the Playing Field

In this article, learn about finding success in competitions and the new directions competitions are taking to help Black and Latinx singers succeed.

Small Expressions of Power in Pursuit of Big Change

Voice faculty and students alike may feel that systemic change is out of their power. In this article, find ways to create positive impact in your university experience.