Ivory Smith is a Seattle-based composer, performer, producer and teacher. She has acted as band leader, musical director, or co-director for several acclaimed projects — including Foot in Mouth, Lingo Productions, and Ivory in Ice World. Her work has been showcased at Bumbershoot, PICA’s TBA Festival, On The Boards, A Contemporary Theatre, The Showbox, Chop Suey, among many other regional venues. She grew up studying piano, attended Cornish College of the Arts where she studied voice and composition, and subsequently graduated from Evergreen State College with a BA in Audio Engineering and Non-Profit Business Management. The breadth of her professional work is far reaching — from opera and jazz to building and programming her own electronic instruments. In 2011 she worked with Keeping the Faith and the women of Mission Creek Corrections Center to create a score for an evening length piece. Ivory also worked for Town Hall Seattle and dozens of other local not for profit music, literary, and political organizations as an event coordinator and facilities manager. Additionally, Ivory is an accomplished theory tutor and voice/piano teacher, with many years of experience in both private and group settings.