Violist Juliet White-Smith is an active international soloist, chamber musician and clinician. She has been a guest artist at Strings in the Mountains and the Fontana Festival in Michigan. She has performed in the viola sections of the Rochester Philharmonic, the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, and the Grand Rapids Symphony.
In demand as a master teacher and clinician, White-Smith has presented master classes at music conservatories around the U.S. and the world including the Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, the Eastman School of Music and Mahidol University’s College of Music in Thailand as well as numerous music schools around the United States. In December 2016, she was an invited presenter for the 70th anniversary celebration of the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. She was featured in “Ask the Teacher” in the April 2010 issue of The Strad. Her views on talent and effective practice techniques have appeared in articles in Strings and American String Teacher. She is a frequent adjudicator for many competitions including the William Primrose International Viola Competition.
A prominent advocate of the viola, White-Smith served as president of the American Viola Society 2008–2011. Her debut CD recording of works by contemporary American composers George Walker, Michael Colgrass and Maurice Gardner (Fashionably Late: Juliet White-Smith Debuts!) was released in May 2009 on the Centaur Records label.
White-Smith earned the doctor of musical arts degree at the Eastman School of Music. Prior to her appointment at the University of Northern Colorado, she was a visiting professor at Western Michigan University.
More information about Juliet White-Smith, including links to her compact disc recording, Fashionably Late: Juliet White-Smith Debuts!, can be found on her website at www.julietwhite-smith.com. | See also: Viola Day.