Amelia Smith

  Clarinet studies

Originally from a small suburb west of Minneapolis, Amelia holds degrees in clarinet performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, the University of Memphis,
and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Her former instructors include Howard Klug, Dr. Robyn Jones, Alexander Fiterstein, and Timothy Zavadil. She most enjoys collaborating with others through chamber music and performs frequently with her Memphis-based friend and colleague, Delara Hashemi (flute) in their duo, Gemini Winds. Over the years they have offered
numerous concerts and masterclasses throughout the Midwest and Mid-South regions of the country. In Spring 2018, Amelia was an audition finalist with the President’s Own Marine Band in
Washington, D.C., and shortly after awarded first prize in the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition with a performance at the Ordway Performing Arts Center in St. Paul. Amelia is also a
very passionate and dedicated educator, having taught private and group clarinet lessons for several years. She currently teaches at the Wayzata and Anoka school districts, Anoka Ramsey Community College, and works as a Clarinet Specialist at Midwest Musical Imports. In Fall of 2018 she held a brief appointment at the University of Mississippi serving as interim clarinet faculty.
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