Ellen D. Smith

Studio Artist, horn

Music Hall 21
CB 311

Ellen Dinwiddie Smith, is the Artistic Director of the Colonial Chamber Series, a non-profit chamber series located in the southwest Minneapolis area. She has performed with the Lakes Chamber Music Society in Alexandria, Minnesota and spearheaded a Musicians for Tsunami Relief benefit concert. At the International Horn Society Workshop in Bloomington, Indiana, Smith was a featured artist, performing in recital, orchestra, and as a competition judge. In summer, Smith serves on the faculty of the Kendall Betts Horn Camp held in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. While a student at Curtis, she was a member of the Curtis Wind Quintet, a top prize winner in the Fischoff Chamber Music competition. Smith was named third horn of the Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra and later joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra as Co-Principal Horn. In 1993, Smith joined the Minnesota Orchestra. She has appeared as a soloist with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Kenwood Chamber Orchestra, among others. Smith has appeared at the Spoleto, Waterloo, Chautauqua, Keystone, Colorado Philharmonic and Aspen Summer Music festivals. Ms. Smith maintains an active teaching studio in the Twin Cities, is adjunct professor of horn at both Augsburg and Bethel Colleges.