Meet the Musician
Chief Musician Amy M. Smith,
Chief Musician Amy Smith hails from Portland, Ore., and began playing the horn at age 14. She
earned a Bachelor of Music in music performance from Indiana University (IU) in Bloomington and a
Master of Music from the University of Georgia in Athens. She joined the Navy Band in 2002 as a French
horn instrumentalist and in 2005, she was appointed head librarian. While at IU she worked for four years
in the renowned music library, which is still a pioneer in advanced digital library technology.
Smith still enjoys an active performing schedule and has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony and McLean Orchestra. She frequently can be heard in the pit orchestra of Tonyawarding winning Signature Theatre in Arlington, Va. In addition to orchestral work, Smith loves to perform chamber music and is often featured on many local chamber music concert series. In her free time, Smith enjoys bicycling, reading and hiking.