Rebecca Smithorn

Conductor

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"Sharp, distinct, and vibrant."

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About

“The music sounded sharp, distinct, and vibrant.”


“The joy of the music shaped her conducting.”


Der Südkurier, 2018

Rebecca Smithorn is the Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Artistic Director of Ensemble 4-33.



She is the creator, curator, and conductor of SoundWebs, a concert series that explores wordless music, ambient sounds, and the ways they intersect.



With the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, she has created The Listening Lab, an educational residency and concert program described as "interesting and ingenious" and selected for inclusion in the Johns Hopkins Social Innovation Cohort.



With Ensemble 4-33, she has conducted, performed, and reconstructed works by Pauline Oliveros, Yoko Ono, John Cage, Bill Drummond, Earle Brown, Joanna Bailie, and others.



She has been a finalist for fellowships with the New World Symphony, the Chautauqua Institute, and the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, and she was nominated for the Conductor's Guild Thelma A. Robinson Award for promising young conductors.



A first-generation college graduate, she is committed to music education without barriers. She teaches at the Peaslee Neighborhood Center and has been a teaching artist with MyCincinnati and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids.



Rebecca completed graduate studies in orchestral conducting at the College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Mark Gibson, and the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Marin Alsop and Markand Thakar.

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Contact

rebecca (at) rebeccasmithorn.com