Educator and Performer
Collage Flute Quartet -- One of my favorite ensemble experiences! I performed on C flute, alto flute, and bass flute with the group. View a video from our 2014 performance at Californos in Kansas City below. You can also view more of our videos here.
The Silverwood Duo -- featuring Emily Smith, flute/piccolo/bass flute, and Steven Smith, violin/viola -- performed a recital on the Ruel Joyce Recital Series at Johnson County Community College on October 31, 2016. Kansas Public Radio recently featured the recording of the recital on their weekly broadcast,Classics Live.
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Emily Smith is a private flute instructor, principal flute with the Olathe Community Orchestra, and a teaching artist with Kansas City Young Audiences. She holds degrees in music from Kansas State University (B.M.E.) and the University of Kansas (M.M.E). A freelance flutist and flute instructor, Ms. Smith is accomplished on a variety of flutes, including C flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute, and fife. She performs regularly with the Silverwood ensembles, the Sunflower Ragtime Orchestra, and Kansas City Young Audiences. She was a founding member of the Collage Flute Quartet.
She co-founded The Kansas City Flute Choir and served as the group's Music Director/Conductor for ten years. She has also performed with the St. Joseph Symphony, the Liberty Symphony, the Kansas City Civic Orchestra, the Overland Park Community Orchestra, and the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra. Ms. Smith has performed several times on the Ruel Joyce Recital Series at the Midwest Trust Center in Overland Park, as well as on the Westport Center for the Arts' Brown Bag Concert Series. She has been a guest artist/master class clinician at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, and Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
As a flute educator, Ms. Smith has served as an adjudicator for district and state band auditions, regional and state solo/ensemble festivals, and Kansas Sousa Honor Band auditions. She was invited to give a presentation for a pedagogy workshop at the National Flute Association's Annual Convention in 2003. Under her direction, the Kansas City Flute Choir performed at the NFA Convention in Kansas City in 2008; she also led a flute choir reading session at the KC Convention. In 2009, Ms. Smith was awarded the Lighton Prize for Teaching Artist Excellence along with her KCYA colleagues, TriPercussion.
She maintains an active private flute studio in Olathe, KS, where she resides with her husband, musician Steven Smith, and their cat, Misty.