Dr. Nicholas Smith
The Hornsmith

What Former Students Are Doing

I have former students who are presently in or have been in the following professional playing or teaching positions.

Orchestra/Freelance Positions

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
The Orpheus Chamber Ensemble of New York (one of the most respected Chamber Orchestras in America)
The Savannah Symphony Orchestra
The South Carolina Symphony Orchestra
The Boston Brass (one of America's foremost brass chamber music ensembles)
The Tulsa Philharmonic (2 former students)
The Oklahoma City Symphony Orchestra (Principal)
The Oklahoma Philharmonic Orchestra
The Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
The Omaha Symphony Orchestra (Associate Principal and third)
The Duluth, MN Symphony (Principal and third horn)
Successful free lance player in the Los Angeles area (plays TV & commercial sound tracks, musicals and regional orchestras)
Successful Free lance player in the Houston area (Principal with the Houston Ballet and extra with the Houston Symphony)
Barcelona, Spain Symphony Orchestra (2 former students)
Johannesburg, South Africa Symphony Orchestra
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
The Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico in Toluca, Mexico (Principal Horn)
Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Shreveport Symphony
The American Sinfonietta (2 former students)
Bergen, Norway Symphony
Successful free lance player in the Dallas Ft. Worth area playing Principal in the Dallas Wind Symphony as well as with Irving, Plano and Ft. Worth Symphonies.

Military Band Positions

The United States Navy Band in Washington D.C. (Principal Horn)
The President's Own Unites States Marine Band in Washington D.C. (Principal Horn)
The Air Force Tactical Air Command Band, Norfolk, VA (Principal Horn)
U.S. Army Band at Ft. Lee, Virginia

University Teaching Positions

Professor of Horn, the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam
Professor of Horn, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Instructor of Horn at the University of Northern Kentucky
Professor of Horn at the University of New Mexico
Instructor of Horn University of Minnesota at Duluth

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