Angela Anderson Smith has been a member of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1997. Her previous orchestra memberships include the San Jose Symphony, where she served as second bassoon, and the San Antonio Symphony, where she was assistant principal/second bassoon. 

Smith frequently performs in the Philadelphia Orchestra Chamber Music Series, and she is a member of the Network for New Music and the Conwell Woodwind Quintet, an ensemble made up of Temple University faculty members.

Smith has won prizes at such competitions as the Carmel and Coleman chamber music competitions, and she has participated in the Yale Summer School of Music and Art, the Music Academy of the West Summer Festival and the Midsummer Mozart Festival, where she was second bassoon in the Festival Orchestra for two seasons.

Currently a faculty member of the Esther Boyer College of Music at Temple University, Smith has previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Santa Clara, and Southwest Texas State University. She graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor of music in 1988 and received a master of music from the University of Southern California in 1991. Her teachers have included Artemus Edwards, Norman Herzberg, Dennis Michel and Matthew Karr.

Biography courtesy of The Philadelphia Orchestra
Photo: Jessica Griffin