Christine Michelle Smith
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Christine Michelle Smith is currently Principal Flute of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, on the faculty of Western Michigan University, and a former faculty member of the Interlochen Arts Camp and the University of Oklahoma. She has performed with the National Symphony of Bogota (Colombia), the Oklahoma City Symphony, the Oklahoma City Chamber Orchestra, the Nebraska Sinfonia, and the Greater Lansing Symphony. A frequent recitalist and chamber musician, she was a member of the Oklahoma Wind Quintet when it made its New York Carnegie Hall debut in 1985. She has appeared abroad at the Shanghai, Beijing, Amsterdam, Kiev, and Leningrad Conservatories. In 1998 she was featured in a live interview and concert on National Public Radio's Performance Today from Washington, D.C. Her solo performances of the David Ott Alto Flute Concerto have included the premiere with members of the New Orleans Symphony at the National Flute Association Convention in 1989, (part of which was featured on Karl Haas' PBS radio program Adventures in Good Music) and in 1997 with members of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Orchestras as part of the 25th Anniversary celebration of the National Flute Association. In 1998 her article entitled "Alto Flute: A Beautiful Beast" was featured in Flute Talk. A student of Alexander Murray, Joseph Mariano and George Morey, Ms. Smith has worked also with legendary flutists Jean-Pierre Rampal, Geoffrey Gilbert, and Marcel Moyse.
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