Nicholas Smith assumed the dual positions of Professor of Horn at Wichita State University and Principal Horn of the Wichita Symphony in 1975. He has held the Principal Horn positions in the Oklahoma City Symphony, the Madison (WI) Symphony and the forty piece American Sinfonietta chamber orchestra. He has also performed with the Kansas City Symphony and as Assistant Principal Horn of the Rochester Philharmonic. Dr. Smith has worked with summer festivals such as the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, the Brevard Music Center, the Bay View (MI) Music Festival and, most recently with the Bellingham (WA) Music Festival. He has been a frequent soloist and lecturer at regional and international conferences of the International Horn Society. He has published several articles in various professional journals, and a book entitled “Don’t Miss” to improve accuracy on the horn is in final preparation. Dr. Smith’s students occupy positions in many orchestras and military service bands throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. A native Kansan, he earned degrees at Pittsburg State University (BM) and the Eastman School of Music (MM, DMA, and Performers Certificate). Principal teachers include Verne Reynolds, Philip Farkas, and Roland Berger.

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Lieurance Woodwind Quintet
Wichita State University
School of Music, Box 53
Wichita, KS 67260-0053
(316) 978-6598