Alexandria Smith

Service Department Technician

Alexandria Smith is a pipe organ technician currently employed at John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders. She has passionately trained as a musician since a young age, beginning with Piano before starting Oboe at age 10. Her journey as an instrument technician began while she was a freshman in college. She is trained in Oboe, English Horn, and Baroque Oboe.

In the spring of 2017 through the winter of 2018, Alexandria studied organ with Dr. Joby Bell and was awarded the Wallace Organ Scholarship.  Alexandria delightfully received the Biggs Fellowship in 2018 from the Organ Historical Society, thus deepening her love of historic organs. She will graduate from Appalachian State University with a Bachelors in Music Industry: Merchandising and Manufacturing, with a minor in General Business in May of 2019. Since beginning her studies, Alexandria has spent 2 summers interning with John-Paul Buzard Pipe Organ Builders, before beginning full-time employment in January of 2019. She finds maintaining instruments and keeping the builder’s original style as alive as possible extremely rewarding. Her work lies mostly in late 19th and 20th century organs; Alex also has a passion for historic organs.