Tracy Anne Smith

Tracy Anne Smith

Assistant Professor

B.Mus.Perf. (Honours) (University of Toronto)
M.Mus. (Yale School of Music)
D.M.A. (Peabody Conservatory)

Recognized as “a great musician…full of feeling and colours” by composer Jacques Hétu, Dr. Tracy Anne Smith garners praise for her expressive performances, rich tonal palette, and musical control. Smith has performed and taught through her native Canada and in the United States, Mexico, Italy, Germany, Spain, and England.

Her solo CD, Lilac.Star.Bird, features Ying-Chen Kao’s Prix d’Eté-winning title track, dedicated to Smith. The Journal for the Guitar Foundation of America, Soundboard, praised Lilac.Star.Bird as “exceedingly beautiful,” and Minor7th lauded it as an “absolute success,” citing her “masterful playing” and “incredible versatility as a guitarist.”

A founding member of ChromaDuo with Rob MacDonald, she regularly co-commissions, premieres, and records works by leading composers, including Sergio Assad, Leo Brouwer, Roland Dyens, Stephen Goss, Dale Kavanagh and Amy Brandon. The duo’s third Naxos CD will be released in 2024 and was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Under the guidance of Manuel Barrueco, Smith completed her Doctorate at Peabody Conservatory, where she was awarded the Theodore Presser Prize. She holds a master’s degree from Yale and an undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto.