Pam Smith

 

Pam  studied piano, viola and clarinet at Chetham’s School of Music, graduated in Music and French (2:1) from Oxford Polytechnic and later completed a music PGCE at Bath College.

She studied conducting at Canford with George Hurst and has worked closely with many of the composers writing for recorder orchestras today such as Steve Marshall, Dietrich Schnabel, John Hawkes and Rosemary Robinson and has conducted numerous first performances of their works.

Pam is a very experienced teacher and conductor who has given private lessons in piano, music theory and recorder and has also worked as both a peripatetic recorder teacher and a secondary school music teacher.

Over the last fifteen years she has been a visiting conductor for the Society of Recorder Players and other organizations and has run workshops and playing days around the UK. She has conducted the Phoenix Recorder Orchestra since its inception fourteen years ago and has worked with many other recorder orchestras, including Exeter, Wirral, CROW, NRC, the Manchester Eleven and the Blockfloetenconsort Dortmund.

With Alison Wray and Rosemary Robinson she co-founded the Park West Ensemble (voice, recorders and keyboard).

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