Jessica Smith is an active flutist and flute teacher residing in the Greater Boston Area. She holds a master's degree in flute performance from Ithaca College and a bachelor's degree in flute performance from Eastern Michigan University. Jessica currently teaches at Whole Tone Music Academy, Yamaha Music School of Boston, and travels for in-home lessons.
Throughout her career, Jessica has been honored with music recognitions including: 2015 grant recipient for InertiaTwo from the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County, winner of the 2010 William Stewart Concerto Competition, winner of the 2011 Manilow Soloist Competition, and featured soloist at the Huron Valley Council for the Arts Recital. Jessica has performed with the Ithaca New Music Collective, Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble, Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, and the Eastern Michigan University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.
Alongside Nick Merillat, Jessica performs in the flute and percussion duo, InertiaTwo. The duo strives to promote the eclecticism of music available for flute and percussion by playing works new and old. InertiaTwo also aims to push the genre further through experimentation, composition, improvisation, and live electronic enhancement.
When not making music and teaching, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and her small pups, Lyla and Luna. She enjoys crafting, hiking, reading, and discovering.