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James Gordon Hanes Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Brooks de Wetter-SmithBrooks de Wetter-Smith, is active worldwide as a recitalist, concerto soloist, and masterclass teacher, having performed in more than 20 nations (Eastern- and Western-Europe, the Far East, the Middle East, and South America) and nearly all 50 states.

His recordings have been released on the Albany, Aurophon, Centaur, Christophorus, Crystal, and Paulinas labels, spanning baroque, romantic, twentieth-century, and jazz-inspired repertoire; and his live performances have been featured on broadcasts in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. A number of his music editions have been published by International Music Company and Southern Music, and he is an internationally recognized authority on extended performance techniques. Dr. de Wetter-Smith was awarded a Fulbright Senior Professorship to teach at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich and Cologne, and at the Music Conservatory of Lisbon, Portugal.

In addition to his music accomplishments, he is a published photographer, creating multimedia collaborations, having worked in the Himalayas above Mt. Everest base camp, the Peruvian Andes, Lebanon, the deserts of Syria, Jordan, and Egypt, the Amazonian jungle of Brazil, the rainforests of Panama and Costa Rica, the high Arctic regions, and Antarctica.

A former president of the National Flute Association, he is the James Gordon Hanes Distinguished Professor of Music Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.