Candace A. Nesmith


Candace Nesmith, a singer, conductor, and choral clinician, is director of the choral/vocal and handbell program at Georgia Cumberland Academy in Georgia, a position she has held since 1996. Prior to teaching at GCA, she taught music for three years at Mile High Adventist Academy in Denver, Colorado.

Nesmith graduated from Andrews University in 1989 with a B.Mus. in music education, K-12. Following a year of study at Collonges-sous-Saleve in France, she returned to AU, where she completed an M.Mus. in music education, K-12, in 1992.

In her first teaching position at MHA, she directed four bands and four choirs and taught classroom music in grades five through twelve. Additionally, she directed a jazz band, coordinated brass and woodwind ensemble activities, and taught private lessons.

While at GCA, Nesmith also taught music at nearby John L. Coble Elementary School, an Adventist school, for four years, from 2003 to 2007. Since 2000, she has conducted the Sanctuary Choir and Children's Choir at the First Presbyterian Church in Calhoun, Georgia.



Source: Information provided by Candace Nesmith, June 2011