Mad River Schools Music Educators and Staff
Director of Orchestras
Mrs. Amy M. Hall, Director of Orchestras and Mad River Middle School Choirs in Mad River Local Schools, is thrilled to be part of the music department teaching team at Stebbins and Mad River Middle School! She brings her expertise teaching strings and choir and celebrates the growth and musical development of each child.
Mrs. Hall, a native of Dayton, earned a Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Violin Performance degrees from Wright State University (2004, BS), and a Master of Science in Music Education degree from the University of Dayton (2010, MME). Her more than fifteen years of experience in the classroom have included general music, orchestra, and choir courses in public and parochial schools. An active member of OMEA, Mrs. Hall has many students participate in Ohio's District XII OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest annually receiving "Excellent" and "Superior" ratings. Many of her students are members of Dayton Junior Strings, Dayton Youth Strings Orchestra and Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Mrs. Hall resides in Kettering with her husband and young son.
Director of Choirs
Christina Smith is currently the Director of Choirs for Mad River Local Schools in Riverside where she directs Symphonic Choir, Concert Choir, Treble Choir and Bella Voci at Stebbins High School. Choirs under her direction have traveled around the Miami Valley, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, New York, Nashville and Florida.
Mrs. Smith is a graduate of Bowling Green State University where she studied with Richard Mathey, Andreas Poulimenous, and Eugene Dybdahl. An active performer, Christina has sung such roles as “Maria” in West Side Story, “Narrator” in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, “Esther Smith” in Meet Me in St. Louis, “Maria Rainier” in The Sound of Music and “Miss Hannigan” in Annie. She also has directed several musicals for Stebbins High School, Kettering, Beavercreek, and Normandy UMC in Centerville.
In addition to her responsibilities at Stebbins, Mrs. Smith is the Artistic Director and Concert Choir Director for the Kettering Children’s Choir. Based at Wright State University, the KCC rehearses weekly on Tuesdays and performs with such local arts organizations as the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dayton Ballet, and the Dayton Bach Society.
A member of the Ohio Music Education Association for the past thirty years, Mrs. Smith served a two-year term as State Secretary and has served as the President of District 12. She is a busy adjudicator and has served as a member of the editorial board for the state journal TRIAD as well as the choral committee for the 2007 and 2010 State Conferences.