Heralded as “a masterful soloist instilling lines with bite, subtlety and bracing virtuosity,” Grammy-nominated flutist Joshua Smith enjoys a multifaceted career as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and teacher. Smith first came to national attention at the age of 20 when he was appointed principal flute of The Cleveland Orchestra. Intrigued with exploring new ways of connecting with audiences, he recently spearheaded the release of a double vinyl classical chamber music LP, recorded in a local tavern.

Photo credit: Frank Lanza


  • AD, Curtis Institute of Music
  • Student of Julius Baker, Jeffrey Khaner and Frank Bowen

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music (1990–present)
  • Kent/Blossom Music
    • Chairman, wind faculty
  • Additional faculty experience:
    • Domaine Forget Summer Festival in Québec
    • The National Orchestral Institute in Maryland
    • The New World Symphony in Florida (guest artist/coach)