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. Smith has performed with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Australia Ensemble and the Canberra Wind soloists. Recently, she has written for Orchestra Victoria, Continuum Sax, and PACT Youth Theatre. Her career incorporates time spent lecturing at University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, composing, and various projects involving the use of improvisation and collaboration in educational and community contexts.