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