R. E. SMITH - australian composer & educator

Looking to commission or develop a new work?
Rebecca specialises in performer collaborations and encourages you to get in touch.

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With a wealth of experience as a sessional musician and performer, Rebecca understands the needs of your ensemble whether it be an orchestra, band, choir, or string quartet. Very high standard of work with a fast turnaround.
(Commissions recently completed for the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Western Australian Youth Orchestra, Perth Symphony Orchestra, and St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School)


Rebecca believes firmly in the importance of sharing knowledge in a socratic learning environment. She has presented lectures at the Manhattan School of Music, WA Academy of Performing Arts, and the University of Western Australia, and is regularly involved as an ambassador for the Fulbright Commission. Areas of focus include funding & sponsorship, orchestration, and theory & analysis. (No current studio vacancies for private tuition)


“Ms Smith is a highly gifted young composer whose work shows an extraordinary imagination and an innate sense of how to make the orchestra ‘sound’.”
“Her work is luminous and driven, occupying a sound world that remembers tonality and 20th century music traditions, whilst projecting a unique voice that is utterly contemporary.”
“Her feel for harmonic nuance and texture is very strong, particularly in regard to the string section, though she clearly displays a particular gift for orchestration and her control of instrumental colour displays maturity far beyond her years.”
“Rebecca’s compositional strengths derive from an innate and natural musicality matched by an ear and eye for detail. An individual who is highly organized, intelligent and full of interesting questions, the above observations suggest an artist to watch carefully in the coming years.”