Photo: Marshall Williams, 2013. 

Photo: Marshall Williams, 2013. 

Allan Smith was awarded a Junior Exhibition to the Royal College of Music, London, which was followed by a 4 year Foundation Scholarship in Clarinet Performing and Composition. Concurrently, he worked as a dresser at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden during the Nureyev and Fonteyn years. Time in Canadian theatre and the U.S. led to the composition of film scores for ensembles from solo bass clarinet to full orchestra. Mr. Smith currently plays for modern and ballet classes at Grossmont College, California Ballet, Black Mountain Dance Center, San Diego State University, and San Diego Civic Youth Ballet.