Meet the Musicians Flute

Joshua Smith


Orchestra member since 1990

Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Education: The Curtis Institute of Music

Studied with: Julius Baker, Jeffrey Khaner

Instrument: Josh plays Powell flutes and a Rudall-Carte wood flute.

About Joshua:

Josh has made Cleveland his home for the past 22 years.  He appreciates Cleveland’s people and access to good food--you might find Josh eating out at his favorite restaurants, Lava Lounge, Momocho and L’Albatros.  When he’s not traveling or playing with TCO, Josh enjoys yoga, reading, writing and eating.  He lives with two funny Doberman Pinschers who always keep life interesting.  Josh shares this embarrassing onstage story: “In my first season I had a dark green linen suit that I seriously thought would be dark enough for concerts.  Until I came to my first afternoon concert wearing it and felt like Kermit next to everyone else.”  Josh maintains a studio of talented flutists at CIM.

Check out Josh's Website:

And these videos:

Cool Cleveland features Joshua Smith at Carnegie Hall

Cool Cleveland features Joshua Smith in Cleveland

An Orchestra Walks into a Bar, from BBC News

You can hear Josh on:

Live At The Happy Dog

Complete list of recordings