Terri Smith

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UNC Pembroke

Terri Smith is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where she performs with the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and Faculty Brass Quintet. She has performed with many regional ensembles, including the Long Bay Symphony, the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and the Triangle Youth Brass Band, where she held the position of concertmaster.  As a member of TYBB, Terri won the Youth Solo Division at the North American Brass Band Association Competition. She also held the position of Principal trumpet for the North Carolina All-State Band for five years.

Terriā€™s other awards include being a past state winner of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Brass Category, as well as the winner of the Harlan Duenow Concerto Competition, where she was a featured soloist with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, Terri was a 2015-2016 winner of the UNCP Concerto Competition, where she had the honor of performing as soloist with the UNCP Wind Ensemble.

In addition to performing, Terri taught brass at El Sistema inspired Kidznotes (Durham, NC) as well as her own private studio. She has had many influential teachers including Dr. John Entzi (Mars Hill College) Dr. Karl Sievers (University of Oklahoma) and Dr. Aaron Vandermeer (UNCP). Terri currently studies trumpet with Dr. Timothy Altman at UNCP.