Ellen Dinwiddie Smith


Ellen Dinwiddie Smith has been a member of the Minnesota Orchestra since 1993. An active chamber musician, she is artistic director of the Colonial Chamber Series and appears frequently in a variety of chamber music venues. She was a featured artist at the 2014 MidSouth Horn Workshop; the 2003 International Horn Society Workshop; and, with her colleagues, the recent MidNorth Horn Workshop. Prior to her work in Minnesota, she was co-principal horn of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Charleston (S.C.) Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Smith maintains an active teaching studio, is adjunct professor of horn at Bethel and Augsburg Colleges, and leads master classes around the country. A board member of the Twin Cities Horn Club and a brass sectional leader for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, she has also taught at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival and the Kendall Betts Horn Camp.Ms. Smith is a 1987 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Myron Bloom. She also attended the Juilliard School and the University of Texas at Austin.