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Notable Alumnae

Carolyn Kuan
Carolyn Kuan ’99 is a conductor and music director for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

Smith graduates are acclaimed performers, composers, researchers and educators; they are working in music publishing, arts management and journalism. Many who study music at Smith subsequently perform in thriving community music organizations, serve as board members of prominent musical institutions and act as advocates of musical causes within their communities.

  • Arianne Abela ’08, choral conductor
  • Nancy Armstrong MM ’72, soprano 
  • Adrienne Auerswald ’43, soprano
  • Peter Blanchette MM ’94, guitarist
  • Stephanie Bloechl ’96, musicologist
  • Margaret Bossi BA '69/MA ’71, choral conductor/educator
  • Ann Callaway ’71, composer
  • Elim Chan ’09, conductor, assistant conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra (2015–16) and winner of the 2014 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition
  • Alicia DePaolo ’10, soprano
  • Inna Dukach ’04, soprano
  • Alicia Edelberg ’72, violinist 
  • Jennifer Griffith MM ’01, composer
  • Sheila Heffernon ’76, choral conductor/music educator
  • Amy Kaiser ’67, choral conductor
  • Carolyn Kuan ’99, conductor, Hartford Symphony Orchestra music director
  • Melanie Lowe ’90, musicologist
  • Mary Marcell ’86, music director/educator
  • Jennifer Morsches ’90, cellist
  • Clifton "Jerry" Noble, Jr., MA ’88, composer/arranger
  • Joan Osborn ’74, composer
  • Joan Panetti ’65, composer/pianist
  • Alice Parker ’47, composer/arranger
  • Judith Raskin ’49, soprano
  • Sindhumathi Revuluri ’00, musicologist
  • Ruth Solie ’64, musicologist
  • Katie Weiser ’13, soprano
  • Luna Pearl Woolf MA ’02, composer/producer
  • Lesley Wright ’71, musicologist