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Erin Smith Music Together teacherErin Jenkins Smith is excited to join the Upper Valley Music Center after six years as the Outreach & Arts Education Coordinator at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College. There she worked with faculty, students, schools, community organizations, and artists to develop partnerships and implement educational programming on campus and in the community. Before joining the Hop, Erin worked with non-profit organizations as a grant writer and after school program coordinator. Erin has a BA in Psychology from Clemson University and an EdM in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Music has been a big part of her life since at least age 3, when she started Suzuki violin lessons. Now she plays fiddle for contra dances and bass in a bluegrass-ish band. She lives in Lebanon with her husband, son, and dog.

Erin Jenkins Smith

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Erin Smith, is a fiddler, early childhood music educator, contra and square dance caller, and passionate arts administrator. She has worked in non-profits in the arts and youth services sector for more than 15 years in program management and fundraising, including six years at the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, building campus and community engagement in performing arts residencies. Erin has a BA in Psychology from Clemson University and an EdM in Arts in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has completed the Emerging Leadership Institute through the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (2016) and Leadership Upper Valley through Vital Communities (2022).

Erin completed the Music Together(c) training in 2018, and has taught music and dance at UVMC and in schools, camps, barns, dance halls, and senior centers. Music has been a big part of her life since at least age 3, when she started Suzuki violin lessons, and now she plays bass and fiddle for dances and community events. She loves bringing the joy of making music and dancing together to all ages, whether teaching a class of toddlers and parents, leading a hall full of dancers, or bringing new participants into UVMC programming.