Julie Smith is an active flutist and pianist in the Rochester, NY area. In addition to teaching at the Hochstein School of Music and maintaining a private studio, she serves on the board of the Rochester Flute Association and is Leader of Worship Ministries at Valley Chapel Free Methodist Church. She is an active chamber musician in and around Rochester and performs with the Roberts Wesleyan College-Community Orchestra.
Julie has two degrees in music; a M.M. in Flute Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.S. in Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan College (both summa cum laude). She has won a number of competitions, including student concerto competitions at both schools, as well as the Rochester Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition (collegiate, adult divisions).
Her primary teachers have included Diane Smith, Linda Kirkpatrick, and Deborah Egekvist, with additional instruction from Rebecca Gilbert and Bonita Boyd. Julie currently resides in Spencerport, NY with her husband, trumpeter Roy Smith, and their son James.