"Sharp, distinct,and vibrant."

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Rebecca Smithorn

Conductor

Photos + Bio

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The dropbox folder below contains photos, headshots, and bios of varying lengths. Please use what fits your needs. If you have questions or need something more specific, please contact me at rebeccasmithorn (at) gmail.com.

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About

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

“The joy of the music shaped her conducting.”

Südkurier

Rebecca Smithorn is the Assistant Conductor of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and Cover Conductor and Lecturer of the National Philharmonic.

In 2021, she conducts her second masterworks performance with Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, guest conducts the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra in the U.S. premiere of Oana Vardianu’s Genesis as music director candidate, and studies at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and the Romanian Chamber Orchestra Conductor Master Class with Cristian Măcelaru.

She is the creator and conductor of SoundWebs – a concert series and commissioning project that explores wordless music in surprising sonic spaces – and The Listening Lab – an educational concert program that teaches students intentional listening skills.

A first-generation college graduate, she is committed to access in education and has served as a teaching artist with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids, MyCincinnati, and the Peaslee Neighborhood Center.

She lives with her wife, oboist Jessica Smithorn, in Cincinnati, Ohio. The name Smithorn is a unique combination of their original family names, Smith and Sorn. Her family is from Festus, Missouri, and her mentors include Markand Thakar, Greg Sandow, and Hali Fieldman.

Contact

rebeccasmithorn (at) gmail.com

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Portfolio

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Portfolio

Conducting
Rimsky-Korsakov
Verdi
Beethoven
Tchaikovsky

Programming
SoundWebs
The Listening Lab

Speaking
Beethoven

Conducting

Programming

Speaking

Contact

rebeccasmithorn (at) gmail.com

Rebecca Smithorn

Conductor

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"Sharp, distinct,and vibrant."

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Rebecca Smithorn

Conductor

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"Sharp, distinct,and vibrant."

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Rebecca Smithorn

Conductor

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"Sharp, distinct,and vibrant."

Rebecca Smithorn

Conductor

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"Sharp, distinct,and vibrant."

Portfolio

Conducting
Rimsky-Korsakov
Verdi
Beethoven
Tchaikovsky

Programming
SoundWebs
The Listening Lab

Speaking
Beethoven

Conducting

Programming

Speaking

Contact

rebeccasmithorn (at) gmail.com

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Portfolio Review

First, please accept a BIG thank you for taking the time to review my materials.

On these pages, there's mockup of my video portfolio, a sample cover letter and resume, and space for you to offer feedback. Feel free to offer comments in whatever way you'd like, on as many or few of these items as you'd like.

The most helpful feedback you can offer is whatever strikes you most strongly. Feedback about the core work - conducting, musicianship - is always helpful.

Equally helpful here is feedback about the nuts and bolts of the materials. For example:

Do the 'non-standard' videos - contemporary rep, talks, promo videos, "excerpt" video - strengthen the portfolio or detract from it?Do you wish any of the videos were longer or shorter?How do the cover letter and resume read to you?

These are just prompts if you need them - comment on what strikes you.

It goes without saying, but be honest! If there's something you see (or don't see) that bugs you or raises a question, it's more helpful said than unsaid. And keep in mind, I am primarily applying for professional jobs, as I don't have a DMA for academic work.

Feel free to email me your comments, text, or call, or it's always nice to meet up for coffee/beer/milkshakes and a chat. I'm also including a simple form on the "Your Feedback" page. Thanks again - I really appreciate your time and attention.

rebeccasmithorn@gmail.com
314-614-2715

Your Feedback

Feel free to email me your comments, text, call, or use this form. And I bet you're a fun person to have lunch with, so if you want to get together, I'm game.

Thanks again.

rebeccasmithorn@gmail.com
314-614-2715

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Sample Portfolio

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"Sharp, distinct,and vibrant."

Excerpts

Beethoven | Verdi | Debussy | Norman | Bartok

Portfolio

Conducting
Verdi
Debussy
Beethoven
Norman

Rehearsing
Norman

Speaking
Puccini

Programming
SoundWebs
The Listening Lab

Conducting

Rehearsing

Speaking

Programming

Sample Cover Letter + Resume