Catherine Parsons Smith

Catherine Parsons Smith (1933-2009) was Professor Emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno. She graduated from Smith College in 1954 and later studied performance (flute) at Northwestern University and then received a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stanford (1969). She was a professor at the University of Nevada at Reno in the music department from 1968-2001 where she taught various classes on music history and technique. She played flute in the Reno Philharmonic and the Reno Opera for many years. She taught hundreds of students flute and performance techniques over the years.  She is the biographer of Mary Carr Moore (1873-1957), the translator of Jp. P. Freillon Poncein (1700), and the author of several essays on the formation of concert life in Los Angeles.