DMA, State University at New York; MM, Julliard; BM, University of Wisconsin; BA, University of Wisconsin
Dr Smith has been described as "A pianist who interlaces grace with bursts of power and color" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Raised in Seattle, Smith began private piano studies at age five, at ten was accepted into the Pre-College division of the Julliard School, and at age 15 made is orchestral debut. Dr Smith has won major prizes and recognition in international competitions, such as winner of the Artists International Competition. He made his recital debut in Carnegie Recital Hall. Dr Smith is currently working on a project that involves the use of Tobii Eye Scanning Technology to evaluate sight reading habits of pianists. Dr Smith is also a Steinway Concert Artist and a Associate Dean at UAA.