A native of Portland, Oregon, pianist Susan DeWitt Smith has an active career as
both a soloist and chamber musician. She has performed as a soloist with the Oregon Symphony, and on
subscription series with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Palomar Symphony and the
Dartmouth Symphony. A co-founder of the Nelson Chamber Music Festival in New Zealand, Dr. Smith is
highly regarded as a chamber musician and has performed at festivals throughout the country, with
musicians who include members of the Juilliard, Kronos and Philadelphia string quartets. She has
performed at the Bloch, Cascade Head and the Cascade music festivals in Oregon, as well as the
Grand Teton, Hot Springs and Olympic music festivals. An enthusiastic and committed proponent of
music education, she co-founded the innovative and highly successful Music in Context series in 2005.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, she earned her MM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music,
and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music. She is a member of Portland's
Third Angle New Music Ensemble, and teaches at Lewis and Clark College. Dr. Smith has recorded
extensively on the KOCH International Classics label.