DANTE SCHMITZ

 
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Dante Faith Biography

 

In early 2013 Dante had the amazing opportunity to collaborate with producer Ed Cash on his new single, “Uncovered” and the result was something truly God-inspired. Ed has produced a long list of Christian artists like; Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Chris August, Matthew West, Kari Jobe, Caedmon’s Call, David Crowder, Toby Mac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Matt Wertz and Dave Barnes, just to name a few.

“Uncovered” is a powerful statement about living a life free of God-separating obstacles. It’s easy to become lost in a world so full of distractions. “Uncovered,” challenges us to regain our childlike faith in God by removing the things that blind us to God’s chosen path. Dante and Ed plan to begin work on a full-length album this summer, to be released in late 2013.

Dante’s musical career started out like many other musicians from the bible belt of America, with a humble role in the church choir on Sunday mornings. Initially it was just a way to be more involved with his church and has since developed into a career, a ministry, and a passion. He has now been singing and performing praise and worship music for almost ten years.

Dante has been blessed to regularly lead worship at two prominent churches in Tulsa. He leads a contemporary, acoustic service at Kirk of the Hills Church on Sunday mornings and also leads a full band service on Sunday evenings at the Church of Saint Mary.

            He has also traveled and led worship concerts and retreats for youth functions all over the United States and has even performed internationally on a few occasions. For the past seven years he has spent his summers traveling with a ministry called Catholic Heart Work Camp (CHWC) and through these camps he has lead praise and worship for tens of thousands of teens and young adults all across America.

            Dante released his first original praise and worship EP, “Footprints” in June 2010.  It was produced and recorded with Jared Evans and Jordan Elder at Black Watch Studios and has independently sold nearly 5,000 copies to date.

Performing Christian music has become more than just a form of spiritual expression for Dante; it has become a way of sharing and growing spiritually with people from all walks of life. Something he consistently hears from listeners after performing is, “I don’t like Christian music, but I really enjoy what you’re doing.” For Dante this is the greatest affirmation of success. With God’s grace, His music will continue to be a light for those in darkness and bridge the gap between spiritual and secular listeners.