Kindall N. Smith
School of the Arts High School Band Director
A native of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Kindall N. Smith received her Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from The Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut. As a member of the Hartt Wind Ensemble, she recorded several new works for the NAXOS Wind Band Classics label under the baton of Glen Adsit. In 2011, she won The Hartt School’s Paranov Concerto Competition, performing William Bolcom’s Concerto Grosso for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra. Additionally, she was a pupil of John Feierabend, one of the nation’s leading pedagogues in music and movement development. Prior to her time at Hartt, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Performance Certificate in Saxophone. While at USC, she was an avid performer in numerous ensembles and served as a saxophone section leader for the “Mighty Sound of the Southeast.” She is a recipient of the distinguished Robert J. Vandoren Outstanding Senior in Music Education Award, the highest musical and academic honor for a graduating senior in music education at the University of South Carolina.
As a passionate music educator, Mrs. Smith has taught general music, orchestra and band in grades Pre-K through 12th. She was recently appointed as the Director of Bands at Charleston County School of the Arts High School. Prior to her appointment at SOA, she was a Band Director at DuBose Middle School and an Assistant Band Director at Summerville High School in Dorchester School District Two. While at DuBose, her ensemble was selected to perform at the 2018 SCMEA In-Service Conference, an honor considered among the highest in music education. Mrs. Smith is a recipient of the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence for her outstanding contribution to bands and band literature. Dedicated to advancing curriculum and pedagogy, Mrs. Smith has conducted observations at several Japanese institutions including Inagakuen-Sogo High School, Senzoku-Gakuen College of Music and the Tokyo-Kosei Wind Orchestra.
As an active performer, Mrs. Smith has performed professionally with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Chelsea Symphony Orchestra (NYC), Long Bay Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale, Manchester Symphony Orchestra, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Summerville Symphony Orchestra, Hello Saxophone! Chamber Music Series, and the Charleston Wind Symphony, respectively. As a noted chamber musician, she was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Her applied teachers include Carrie Koffman, Clifford Leaman and Joseph Lulloff. She has performed in masterclasses for Debra Richtmeyer, The Marine Band Saxophone Quartet, Arno Bornkamp, The New Century Saxophone Quartet, John Sampen, John Nichol, Chien-Kwan Lien, Carina Rascher, and Wildy Zumwalt. Mrs. Smith maintains an active private saxophone studio with students ranging from beginner to advanced levels.
Mrs. Smith holds professional affiliations with the National Band Association (NBA), North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Women Band Directors International (WBDI), South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA), and the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA). She currently resides in Summerville, South Carolina with her husband Todd, trumpeter and Director of Bands at Stratford High School, and their Olde English Bulldog Daphne.