Hello, my name is Madison Smith and this is my blog dedicated to sharing all of my experiences and knowledge on being a young musician.



madisonsmith.us is written by Madison Smith, a clarinetist in Northwest Arkansas. Madison plays in the Fayetteville High School Band, the Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band, and the Walton Arts Centers All Star Youth Jazz Ensemble.  She takes lessons from Nophachai Cholthitchanta at the University of Arkansas where she plans to continue her education as a Music Major in Clarinet and Music Therapy. Over the past few years, Madison has been an All Region player, an All State Qualifier, received 5 1st division ribbons at solo and ensemble,  awarded FHS’s Musician of the Year Award, and awarded scholarships from the U of A’s music clinics. Madison is dedicated to music and her blog where she writes her experiences playing clarinet, performing, auditioning, looking at colleges, trying different techniques and products, and living life as a musician.