Dr. Magie Beck (Smith)
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Dr. Magie Beck (Smith)

Associate Professor of Clarinet Office: 2417 - Doudna Fine Arts Center
Phone: 217-581-6582
Email: mmsmith4@eiu.edu


Magie Beck (Smith) is the Associate Professor of Clarinet at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois, where she has taught applied clarinet, general education courses, and directed the Community Music Program for seventeen years. She is an active recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States. She earned Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in clarinet from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Dr. Beck was the recipient of the prestigious University Fellowship, served as the graduate teaching associate for the clarinet studio, and held responsibilities in the music education department. Her principal teachers include James Pyne, Tod Kerstetter, John Carmichael, and Lee Levine. Dr. Beck has been recorded on the Naxos label and has performed with numerous orchestras in the United States. These include the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra, the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and the Danville Symphony Orchestra. She has been fortunate to perform clarinet all over the United States, Europe, and South America. She currently serves on the Social Media Committee for the International Clarinet Association. Most recently, Dr. Beck was invited to perform with The Cool Trio (Maureen Murchie, violin and Paul Johnston, piano) in Reno, Nevada, Summer of 2022, as part of the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest. Dr. Beck has served as clarinet faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp and at the CICA International Summer Music Festival. 

Dr. Beck is a dedicated pedagogue and educator. She takes personal pride and interest in each of her students. She holds a high standard of excellence in her studio and thrives on helping her students set and reach goals. Her former students have become successful music educators and performers across the country. In her free time, Dr. Beck enjoys cooking, storytelling, spending time with her family, and traveling. 


Education & Training

D.M.A, The Ohio State University

M.M., The Ohio State University

B.M., Western Kentucky University