Susan K. Smith
Adjunct Faculty, Trombone
Susan K. Smith is currently the Assistant principal/ Second Trombonist with the Nashville Symphony and Trombone Instructor at Austin Peay State University. These are positions she has held since 1994. She earned a BME from The University of Kansas and a MM from the University of North Texas. She has also served as Instructor of Trombone at McNeese State University, Notre Dame, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and The University of North Texas as a teaching fellow.
Besides having free lanced several years in New York City and Chicago, she has performed 1-3 seasons with the following Orchestras:
- Baltimore Symphony
- Florida Orchestra
- Grant Park Symphony
- Springfield Symphony
- South Bend Symphony
- Illinois Philharmonic
- Naples Philharmonic
- Chicago Sinfonietta
- Civic Orchestra of Chicago
- Lake Charles Symphony
- American Wind Symphony
She has also substituted on occasion and played extra with the Chicago Symphony over a 5 year period and performed with the Chicago Trombone Choir and the Millar Brass Ensemble. Other performance experience include back stage parts at the Metropolitan Opera, the 2:00 Jazz Band at UNT and Sackbutt ensemble (Eb Alto) at UNT and KU.
Her involvement with the International Trombone Association includes:
1982-winner of ITA solo scholarship competition (Frank Smith award)
1997-served on ITF faculty as soloist and clinician
1998-ITF College Teachers Trombone Choir
2000-served on ITF faculty as soloist and clinician
Her first trombone teacher was Otto Blankle and her college teachers were Richard Cryder, Stephen Anderson, Leon Brown and Per Brevig. Her Orchestral teachers were Charles Vernon, Frank Crisafulli, John Kitzman, Ed Kleinhammer, Steve Norrell, Jay Friedman and Arnold Jacobs.
Phone: (931) 221-7103
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 318