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Originally from a small suburb west of Minneapolis, Amelia holds degrees from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (BM), the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis (MM), and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities (DMA).  Her former instructors include Alexander Fiterstein, Howard Klug, Dr. Robyn Jones, and Timothy Zavadil. In 2016, she was invited to perform the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Sinfonietta Orchestra of Memphis. She also regularly performs with Wayzata Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Memphis Repertory Orchestra. 

Amelia has placed in several different competitions and was awarded first prize in the graduate division of the Schubert Club Scholarship Competition. Amelia is also a very passionate and dedicated educator, having taught private and group clarinet lessons for several years in both Tennessee and Minnesota.  She recently held a brief position serving as interim clarinet faculty at the University of Mississippi. Dr. Smith has relocated to Los Angeles where she will be continuing her private studio, in person and virtually.