Amelia Smith, Clarinet
Originally from a small suburb west of Minneapolis, Amelia holds degrees in clarinet performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (BM), the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music (MM) at the University of Memphis, and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (DMA). Her former instructors include Howard Klug, Dr. Robyn Jones, Alexander Fiterstein, and Timothy Zavadil. In 2016, she was invited to perform the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Memphis, regularly performs with Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Memphis Repertory Orchestra.
In Spring 2018, Amelia was an audition finalist with the President’s Own Marine Band in Washington, D.C., and shortly after, was awarded first prize in the graduate division of 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 in both Tennessee and Minnesota. In Fall 2018 she held a brief position serving as interim clarinet faculty at the University of Mississippi teaching lessons, a Woodwind techniques class and studio class. She currently teaches at Wayzata High School and works as a Clarinet Specialist at Midwest Musical Imports, a specialty woodwind store in Minneapolis. Amelia also served for three years as Adjunct Instructor at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in MN.