Jason Smith came to Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University as a vocal coach in 2007. Prior to his arrival he served as the Young Artist coach and later as principal coach for the Fort Worth Opera. In addition to his responsibilities at Meadows, he is active on the musical rosters of both the Fort Worth and Dallas Opera companies. Smith has also been part of the vocal coaching faculty at the Seagle Music Colony in the Adirondacks of New York for 10 consecutive summers.
Smith received a Master of Music in opera coaching from Florida State University after completing a two-year Young Artist appointment at the Utah Opera in Salt Lake City. He earned a Bachelors in Music in piano performance from the University of Utah.