In Memoriam: Patricia Montgomery, Janet Bass Smith


Some (more) sad news, as KMTA has heard about the recent passing of two hugely influential teachers in the past couple of weeks.

Dr. Patricia Montgomery was a professor of piano at the University of Kentucky and was head of the keyboard area in the UK School of Music. She was also a past KMTA president from1989-1991.

Janet Bass Smith was incredibly active in KMTA and in music throughout the region, being a founding member of Orchestra Kentucky, a past KMTA president (1995-1996), and she recently gave a presentation on “America’s Beethoven” for KTMA’s 2020 Virtual Conference.

They will both be deeply missed.