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Hochstein Woodwinds Faculty - Terry Fonda Smith

Instrument/Department: Oboe; Assistant Director - Hochstein Sinfonia Strings
Joined Hochstein Faculty in: 2014

Terry Fonda Smith has degrees in music from Western Washington University and the University of Cincinnati and a D.M.A. in music education from the Eastman School of Music.

Smith is the Head of the Lower School at The Harley School, and is the founder and director of the Bebop to Bach Family Concert Series. Prior to that, she was a member of the music faculty at The Harley School where she specialized in preschool, general, and instrumental music. 

She has served as a part-time assistant professor at Eastman in the Music Education department, and coordinated the Early Childhood Music Program through the Eastman Community Music School for seven years.

Terry plays principal oboe in the Penfield Symphony and performs with Ad Hoc Music, a community chamber ensemble.


More About Terry Fonda Smith

Hometown: Bellingham, Wash.

What inspires me: Nature, children, dogs, beauty, energy

Why the arts matter: It's one of the best parts of being human – at once unifying and celebrating individuality

Favorite things to do in Rochester area: Biking, Hart's, Jazz Fest, all of the concerts, Lake Ontario, local farms

When I'm not at Hochstein, you can find me: At The Harley School or in the PSO

My favorite local restaurant: Toss up between Lento and Ristorante Lucano

Favorite places to travel: Northwest Washington, ADK, Europe, any place with mountains

Favorite movie: Another toss up ... either Princess Bride or PBS’s Anne of Green Gables series (1985 Kevin Sullivan series)

What people would be surprised to know about me: Probably not a lot, I am pretty much an open book.