Hochstein School of Music — Flute faculty
Pearce Memorial Church — Worship Director
MM (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), BSc (Roberts Wesleyan College)
Julie Smith is an active flutist and pianist in the Rochester, NY area. She is Worship Director at Pearce Memorial Church and the director of the Scholarship Flute Choir at the Hochstein School of Music. In addition to her private studio, Julie is an active chamber musician in and around Rochester, performing with the Hochstein faculty woodwind quintet, Fem Vindar, and serving as a collaborative pianist for professionals and students in the area.
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 include Diane Smith, Linda Kirkpatrick, and Deborah Egekvist, with additional instruction from Rebecca Gilbert and Bonita Boyd. Julie currently resides in Rochester, NY with her husband, trumpeter Roy Smith, and their sons James, Owen, and Felix.