Paula M. Smith
Lecturer of Music
M.M., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
M.S.E., University of Wisconsin-Stout
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Academic Areas: applied harp.
Ms. Paula M. Smith
252 Haas Fine Arts Center
Music & Theatre Arts Department
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Paula M. Smith has been an active performer, teacher and promoter of the harp for the past 20 years. She received her Master's Degree in Harp Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has been an instructor of harp at the University since fall 2000. Ms. Smith also holds a M.S.Ed. degree in School Psychology and has been employed with the Menomonie School District since 1985. She is currently using her expertise in both fields to explore the effects of passive and active harp therapy on children and adults with a wide range of disabilities in collaboration with the Unviersity's Music Therapy program. Research results were recently presented at both the Regional and National Music Therapy Conferences in 2003. Ms. Smith's work was also featured in the June 2004 edition of Wisconsin West magazine.
Ms. Smith is a guest performer with the Master Singers of the Greater Chippewa Valley and is featured on four of their recent recordings. She also performs with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and the Central Wisconsin Symphony in addition to various community and educational groups.
- MUSI 171/371 Applied Harp