Magie 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 fifteen 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. Smith 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. She serves on the Social Committee Committee for the International Clarinet Association. Dr. Smith 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. In the summer of 2011, she was selected to play principal clarinet with the Franco-American Vocal Academy chamber orchestra in a production of Jacques Offenbach’s La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, in Périgueux, France and surrounding villages throughout Aquitaine. She and colleague Rebecca Johnson have been performing together for 9 years. In 2012, they were chosen to present their research project, “Flute and Clarinet Music for Young Musicians,” at the 2012 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois. Over the summer of 2014, Dr. Smith traveled to Quito, Ecuador as a guest artist and lecturer for the XXIV Convención Internacional de Flautistas en el Centro del Mundo. Dr. Smith has served as clarinet faculty at the Interlochen Arts Camp and at the CICA International Summer Music Festival.
Dr. Smith 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. Smith enjoys cooking, storytelling, and traveling.
D.M.A, The Ohio State University
M.M., The Ohio State University
2012 Midwest Clinic
"Flute and Clarinet Music for Young Musicians"
with Rebecca Johnson
2013 IMEA Festival
"Inspire Your Ensemble! Incorporating chamber music in your band and orchestra classroom"