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    Meet Coordinator of Music Education, Dr. Janice Smith

    Dr. Janice P. Smith, Associate Chair of Aaron Copland School of Music, has been surrounded by music her whole life. She was surrounded by musical influences, such as her two aunts, and listened to recordings played by family members. Music became natural to her. She learned how to play the piano when she was eight years old. Then, she proceeded to play percussion and the oboe. “My aunts inspired me,” Smith said. “One played the piano and the other sang.” Smith continued to pursue her passion after grade school. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education at the University of Maine. She started teaching at School Union…