A native of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Kindall N. Smith received her Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from The Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut. As a member of the Hartt Wind Ensemble, she recorded several new works for the NAXOS Wind Band Classics label under the baton of Glen Adsit. In 2011, she won The Hartt School’s Paranov Concerto Competition, performing William Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra. Prior to her time at Hartt, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Performance Certificate in Saxophone. While at USC, she was an avid performer in numerous ensembles and served as a saxophone section leader for the “Mighty Sound of the Southeast”. She is a recipient of the distinguished Robert J. Vandoren Outstanding Senior in Music Education Award, the highest musical and academic honor for a graduating senior in music education at the University of South Carolina.
As a passionate music educator, Mrs. Smith has taught general music, band and orchestra in grades Pre-K through 12th. Dedicated to advancing curriculum and pedagogy, Mrs. Smith has conducted observations at several Japanese institutions including Inagakuen-Sogo High School, Senzoku-Gakuen College of Music and the Tokyo-Kosei Wind Orchestra. Additionally, she was a pupil of John Feierabend, one of the nation’s leading pedagogues in music and movement development. Mrs. Smith currently maintains an active private saxophone studio with students ranging from beginner to advanced levels.
As an active performer, Mrs. Smith has performed professionally with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony Orchestra (NYC), Long Bay Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale, Manchester Symphony Orchestra, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Summerville Symphony Orchestra, Hello Saxophone! Chamber Music Series, and the Charleston Wind Symphony, respectively. As a noted chamber musician, she was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Her applied teachers include Carrie Koffman, Clifford Leaman and Joseph Lulloff. She has performed in masterclasses for Debra Richtmeyer, The Marine Band Saxophone Quartet, Arno Bornkamp, The New Century Saxophone Quartet, John Sampen, John Nichol, Chien-Kwan Lien, Carina Rascher, and Wildy Zumwalt.
Mrs. Smith holds professional affiliations with the National Band Association (NBA), North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Women Band Director's International (WBDI), South Carolina Music Educator's Association (SCMEA), and the South Carolina Band Director's Association (SCBDA). She currently resides in Summerville, South Carolina with her husband Todd, trumpeter and Director of Bands at Stratford High School, and their Olde English Bulldog Daphne.