Chris Smith


Artistic Director

Recently celebrating 10 seasons with SCC, Chris Smith has had a broad musical career as a singer, vocal coach, and music director. His over 30 years of studying voice began at a young age, performing with the internationally acclaimed All-American Boys Chorus. He has since performed with symphonic and choral groups across Southern California, including the Pacific Symphony, the LA Philharmonic, and the LA Master Chorale. His theatrical performance credits include several roles with local community and regional theaters, as well as LA Opera and Opera Pacific. After graduating from the Cal State Long Beach music program, Chris returned to the All-American Boys Chorus were he served as a vocal coach and associate conductor. Chris continues to be a sought after vocalist and music director in the local community. In addition to his musical endeavors, Chris works in Entertainment for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Luis Mota


Principal Accompanist

Luis is a piano accompanist based in Los Angeles, CA. He is currently a piano accompanist at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood. He studied piano under Andreas Werz at CSU Fresno, receiving a BA degree in music education in 2019 and a MA degree in piano performance in 2021. While in college, Luis was a very active member of the music department. Aside from focusing on classical piano, he dedicated lots of time to playing flute in the Symphony Orchestra, low brass in Marching Band, piano in the Jazz Ensemble, and other ensembles. While in Fresno, he worked as a piano lessons instructor, choral piano accompanist in Fresno Unified School District, and as a freelance pianist/keyboardist involved in Musical Theatre ensembles. Some of his past shows include “RENT”, “La Cage aux Folles”, and others. Luis just recently moved to Los Angeles, and is very excited for this new chapter of his life living in a large city for the first time and growing his career. He is very happy to be actively involved in the LGBTQ community and looking forward to his time with SCC and new opportunities.