Elizabeth Reed Smith is Professor of violin, viola and chamber music at Marshall University. Since earning degrees in violin performance from the Yale University School of Music and the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Smith has received numerous awards, including first prize in the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artists Competition. She has studied violin with Charles Castleman, Linda Cerone, Szymon Goldberg, Peter Salaff and Burton Kaplan. Smith’s performances have included solo appearances with Orchestra New England, the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra, the Columbia Philharmonic Orchestra, the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, and the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra. As violinist of the Nevelson Duo, she recorded a CD on Albany Records, American Music for Violin and Piano. Smith also performs in the Millefiori Trio with Henning Vauth and Marshall cello professor Sölen Dikener. She has appeared as a solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout the eastern United States. Locally she performs as concertmaster of the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. In addition to violin, viola and chamber music Smith teaches music theory, and conducts the Marshall University Symphony Orchestra.