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Notable Graduates

Smith graduates are acclaimed performers, composers, researchers, and educators; they are working in music publishing, arts management, and journalism. Many students 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 (2015-2016) 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