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Margery Smith is a Sydney-based performer, composer and improviser. She has studied clarinet and saxophone at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, as well as in Europe and the USA. Past lives have been as Associate Principal Clarinet with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. As a composer her work includes pieces for Orchestra Victoria, Continuum Sax, PACT Youth Theatre, and Sydney Omega Ensemble. Her career incorporates time spent composing, as well as various projects involving the use of improvisation and collaboration in educational and community contexts. Margery completed her PhD in 2006 titled "Improvisation as the Catalyst for Collaborative Musical Thinking and Composition" At present she is Composer in Residence at International Grammar School.

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