Rebecca Anstine Smith


Rebecca Anstine Smith has enjoyed a distinguished career as a professional harpist and teacher for over 25 years. Her orchestral credits include the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra (1980–1990), the National Gallery of Art Orchestra, the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, the Filene Center Orchestra at Wolf Trap, and the National Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition she has served as a guest musician for the National and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras. In 1991 she performed as a soloist for the American Harp Society’s National Conference and for the National Flute Association’s 1992 Convention.

Mrs. Smith received the Bachelor of Arts degree in music and French, magna cum laude, with departmental honors in music. Upon graduation she studied with Jeanne Chalifoux at the Peabody Conservatory. There she received the Master of Music degree in harp performance. For many summers she studied with Alice Chalifoux at the Salzedo Summer Harp Colony in Camden, Maine. During the summer of 1975 she studied at Tanglewood with Lucile Lawrence. Rebecca has taught at Howard University, the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music, and the George Washington University. Currently she teaches at the University of Maryland, College Park and St. Mary’s College of Maryland.