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Hallie Smith

Hallie Smith (b. 1995)  is a musician based in Berkeley, California. Her research is oriented towards building soft circuits/sensors, coding, installations, and emotional music. Hallie’s music has been featured in festivals such as the Yellow Barn Young Artists’ Program, Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, the SPLICE Institute, and the Valencia International Performance Academy.

Previous and Upcoming collaborations for Hallie include: the SMASH ensemble, saxophonist Drew Whiting, bassoonist Liam Mcgookin-Cunningham, Mazumal, writer/producer Felix M., The Boston Conservatory Contemporary Performance Ensemble, bartender Mel Johnson, clarinetist David Angelo, and violinist Ariel Horowitz.

Hallie graduated from The Boston Conservatory in 2018 where she studied with Felipe Lara, Marti Epstein, and Curtis Hughes. She has also studied privately with Steven Takasugi. She is currently pursuing an M.A./Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, where she studies with Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, Myra Melford, Cindy Cox, and Ken Ueno.