2002-2003 - Ms. Smith
was commissioned by the MARY LOU WILLIAMS FOUNDATION to edit
incomplete works of MARY LOU WILLIAMS. These pieces where
performed at NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY winter - 2003.
In 1996 Ms. Smith was commissioned by the COOPER-HEWIT
MUSEUM - Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Design.
The title of the commission was "Native To Native - An
African American/Native American Perspective on Music."
Ms. Smith incorporated her personal cultural background to
create a new music form combining a jazz quartet with four
Traditional Native American musicians. Seven compositions
Ms. Smith received a commissioned to compose
music for the LANGSTON HUGHES CULTURAL CENTER in Corona Queens,
NY. This piece of music was written as a musical translation
of the Langston Hughes noted poem - I DREAM A WORLD.
In 1991 the BOSTON MUSEUM OF SCIENCE commissioned
Ms. Smith to compose a series of compositions to accompany
a docu-drama that was entitled "Black Achievers in Science."
Six compositions were composed. Two of these compositions
premiered on Cecilia first C. D. titled - The TAKEOFF.
For the CAMBRIDGE CHILDREN'S PERFORMANCE
ARTS PROJECT Ms. Smith composed four compositions arranged
for Vibraphone and Piano. The pieces were to accompany a series
of Improvisational Children's Theater pieces titled WINTER
JOURNEYS. All of the music was composed around the theme of