“Linda Smith’s varied and well-played … program … is straight stuff. What makes her [compact] disc special is the inclusion of Samuel Barber’s Piano Sonata. Smith handles it all comfortably …” (Willamette Week) Dr. Smith is known for her colorful musical interpretation, sincere warmth, and solid technique. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Washington, a Master of Arts in Music History from the University of California in Riverside, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Central Michigan University.
Her activities have encompassed touring as a solo keyboard artist, touring with an actor in a two woman show she commissioned entitled Composers in Skirts which features six women composers from the last three centuries, teaching, and collaborative performance. She has recently done collaborative keyboard work with several local groups, including the Oregon Chorale and Beaverton Civic Theatre, which has allowed her to exercise her vocal skills as well.
Linda has been the Musical Director and Accompanist for the Light Opera of Portland’s: