Alan Smith

Alan Smith 71363

Position: Professor (cello); Coordinator of String Area
Phone: 419-372-8420
Email: alanmsm@bgsu.edu
Address: 1060 Moore Musical Arts Center


Professor and coordinator of strings; graduate of the University of Texas; studied with HoraceBritt, Adolphe Frezin and George Neikrug; has performed under the baton of such composers asIgor Stravinsky and Aaron Copland; formerly on the faculty of the University of North Carolinaat Chapel Hill, visiting professor of cello at the Oberlin Conservatory and the University ofArizona; winner of several national artist competitions and soloist with the Houston, Shreveport,Abilene (Texas), Midland-Odessa (Texas), Lima (OH), MoPok Philharmonic and BrahmsChamber Orchestra (S. Korea), Sibiu Philharmonic (Romania) and Filharmonica de Jalisco(Mexico) orchestras and others in Denver, Philadelphia, Kansas City and Washington, D.C.; solorecitals throughout the United States including the Phillips Collection and the National Galleryof Art, Washington, D.C., represented the United States in a concert cycle of internationalpiano/cello duos sponsored by the Bellas Artes concert series in Mexico City; otherperformances have included the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and the Canadian NationalExhibition in Toronto; master classes at La Escuela Nacional de Musica (University of Mexico),Shanghai and Sichuan Conservatories of Music (Peoples Republic of China); cellist with theColorado Springs, Corpus Christi and North Carolina Symphonies; principal of the AustinSymphony (Texas); judge for The Leonard Rose International Cello Competition; clinician at theNational String Workshop (Madison, Wis.), the mid-West International Band and OrchestraConference (Chicago); guest artist with the Lancaster Festival (Ohio), the Chapel Hill ChamberMusic Festival (N.C.) and Chautauqua Institution; tours of Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, theNetherlands, Belgium, Romania and the Peoples Republic of China as cellist of The GuarneriDuo; represented Ohio at Millennium Stage State Days Concert Series at the Kennedy Centerand on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; has recorded on the Mutual, Columbia, Access andASUC labels.