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Robyn Smith is the newly appointed second trombonist of the Michigan Opera Theatre. Robyn recently graduated with a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory studying under the tutelage of Toby Oft, principal trombone of the Boston Symphony. In most recent engagements, Robyn performed at the Tanglewood Music Center as a fellow and has previously performed with the New World Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, American Repertory Theatre, and with the artist Lizzo at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. She performs with a variety of ensembles and is an associate artist with the Rodney Marsalis Big Brass. Robyn's solo work includes a performance at Michigan State University’s MLK tribute concert and as a featured soloist on New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Ensemble concert. Her awards extend internationally as she was the winner of the 2018 International Trombone Association’s Marsteller Solo Competition. Robyn is an advocate for the dismantling of oppressive structures that contribute to the lack of black and brown faces within high art forms.

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The classical music industry has settled with the insertion of black and brown faces in audiences and on stages as a surface level, almost performative, solution to a systemic issue in classical music. At its core, the culture of this music was not fabricated to meet the needs of a truly diverse industry. Mere acknowledgment of these oppressive structures will not suffice, they must be dismantled.

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