Everette Scott Smith
Dr. Everette Scott Smith joined the faculty of Southeastern Louisiana University in the fall of 2012 where he teaches Applied Oboe and seminars in Music History and Research. He also served as director of the Symphonic band in 2020-2021 and assistant director of the Chamber Orchestra during the 2012-2013 school year. He received a Bachelors degree from Furman University and Masters degrees from The University of Alabama and The University of Miami in oboe and historical musicology respectively. Dr. Smith completed his PhD coursework in Historical Musicology and Comparative Literature at Louisiana State University and holds the DMA in Oboe Performance and Pedagogy from The University of Southern Mississippi where his dissertation examines John Cage’s environmental interests, and critically analyzes Ryoanji through the lens of ecocritical methodologies.
Prior to his arrival at Southeastern he taught at the University of Miami and the University of Alabama. As an oboist and English hornist he has played nationally throughout the Southeast, New York, Boston, Phoenix, and internationally in France, Brasil, and Ecuador. Locally he has performed with The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, The Baton Rouge Symphony, The Rapides Symphony, The Gulf Coast Symphony, The Acadian Symphony, The Louisiana Sinfonietta, The Natchez Opera Festival, The Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society, and with Festival South. Additionally, Dr. Smith recently performed at the 2019 annual meeting of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) and can be heard in recordings from the NAXOS label. His primary teachers have been Galit Kaunitz, James Ryon, Erik Larson, Bob Weiner, Wayne Rapier, and Louis Rosenblatt.
As an historical musicologist he has published works in the Journal of the Society for American Music (JSAM) and American Music, and has presented his research both nationally and internationally at the annual meetings of The Society for American Music, The American Comparative Literature Society, Music and the Moving Image Conference, and in lecture at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. His primary research interests include the music and art of John Cage, twentieth-century avant-garde art movements (specifically Dada and Surrealism), film studies, and music of the American post-war avant-garde. Currently he serves as chair of the Society for American Music’s LGBTQ interest group and is on the program committee of the American Musicological Society’s Pedagogy Interest Group. He previously served as chair of the Public Relations committee for The Society for American Music.
Active in community engagement, Dr. Smith was previously elected to the school board for the Tangipahoa Parish Charter School system from 2014–17, where he served as Vice President from 2016–17. During the summers he teaches and performs at the Festival Internacional de Música Guaranda in Ecuador.