Stefanie Smith is a current DMA candidate researching the emerging careers of Australian conductors, at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.
Stefanie has acted as assistant conductor for the Opera Beatrice and Benedict and worked with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Stefanie is a freelance conductor who works regularly with the Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra and across number programs in Queensland. Stefanie is the founder and conductor of the ensemble Consorte Eclettica which supports emerging local artists in Brisbane, premiering and performing chamber orchestra works in collaboration with other art forms. Stefanie has participated in Australian Conducting Academy with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and Johannes Fritzsch as well as conducting masterclasses with Larry Rachleff (Rice University, USA) and maestro Benjamin Zander at the London Master Classes Conducting Course, with members of the Royal Northern College of Music. Stefanie is a sessional academic at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University where she assists with the Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra and teaches the undergraduate conducting courses. Stefanie is also the Young Conservatorium Ensemble Coordinator where she conducts the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, and Woodwind Ensemble and teaches Chamber Music.