Smith Toulson taught studio clarinet through Spring 2008 and was clarinetist with The Pennsylvania Quintet. Toulson received his degrees from the University of Illinois and Yale University. He served as principal clarinetist of the Music at Penn's Woods Festival Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra, and the Nittany Valley Symphony. In addition to his appearances with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the New Haven Symphony, he also has appeared in concerts at the National Gallery, Washington, D.C., the Waterloo Festival (N.J.), and New York's 92nd Street YMCA Concert Series. Professor Toulson can be heard on recordings by Crystal and CRI records.