Department of Music - Personnel
Dr. Magie Smith
Office: 2417 - Doudna Fine Arts Center
Magie Smith joined the music faculty at Eastern in the fall of 2006. Dr. Smith teaches clarinet, directs the Community Music Program, and has taught courses in general music. She is an active recitalist , orchestral musician, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. Most recently, she has given master classes and recitals at The Ohio State University, Kansas State University, Western Kentucky University, Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville, and Western Illinois University. She earned Master's and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in clarinet from The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Dr. Smith was the recipient of the prestigious University Fellowship, served as the graduate teaching associate for the clarinet studio, and held responsibilities in the music education department. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor's degree in Clarinet Performance. Her principal teachers include James Pyne, Tod Kerstetter, John Carmichael, and Lee Levine. In the summer of 2011, she was selected to play principal clarinet with the Franco-American Vocal Academy chamber orchestra in a production of Jacques Offenbach’s La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein, in Périgueux, France and surrounding villages throughout Aquitaine. Dr. Smith has been recorded on the Naxos label and has performed with numerous orchestras in the United States. These include the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, the Springfield (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, the Bowling Green Chamber Orchestra, the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and the Danville Symphony Orchestra. In February of 2012, she performed Scott McAllister's Black Dog with the Eastern Illinois University Wind Symphony. Dr. Smith has also served as clarinet faculty at the CICA International Summer Music Festival in Eureka Springs, Arakansas, where she served as principal clarinet in the festival orchestra. In November of 2012, Ms. Smith premiered the piece Daytime Drama, written for her by Matthew Saunders, at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. Most recently, she and her colleague, Rebecca Johnson, were selected to present their research project, "Flute and Clarinet Music for Young Musicians," at The 2012 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Smith is a dedicated pedagogue and educator. She takes personal pride and interest in each of her students. She holds a high standard of excellence in her studio and thrives on helping her students set and reach goals. Her former students have become successful music educators and performers across the country.