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Marie Smith

About Marie Smith

Dr. Marie Smith is an avid teacher and performer. She teaches horn students of all ages and diligently develops confident and engaging musicians. Marie is an Assistant Instructional Professor at Pittsburg State university where she teaches music history and horn. She also serves as lead horn instructor for the Broken Arrow and Union school districts in the Tulsa area. An enthusiastic ensemble performer, Dr. Smith has performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Tulsa Opera, Tulsa Signature Symphony, Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, and Utah Festival Opera. Marie loves chamber music and has performed in varying groups at international and regional brass festivals and workshops. 

Along with performance, Marie enjoys reading and research. Marie’s topics of research cover a broad spectrum spanning from the influence of the vocal improvisatory tradition on Rossini’s Prelude Theme and Variations for Horn and Piano, to the pervasive gender ideology surrounding women in brass performance, to the need to include sound quality as a metric along with physical sensation to understand best physical use in pedagogy. Her article, Natural Horn Technique Guiding Modern Orchestral Performance, is published in the May and October 2016 issues of the Horn Call, the official journal of the International Horn Society.  

Marie holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Utah State University. Her primary teachers include Professor W. Peter Kurau, Dr. Maria Serkin, Dr. Joseph Falvey, and Steve Park. 


  • D.M.A. Eastman School of Music, New York, U.S.A.
  • M.M. University of North Carolina School of the Arts, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • B.M.E. Utah State University, Utah, U.S.A.
Marie Smith
Dr. Marie Smith
Assistant Instructional Professor/Music History and Horn

Phone: (620) 235-4474

Office: 317 McCray Hall

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