Tomorrow, April 22, 2013, composer, arranger, and music educator Robert W. Smith will be visiting the School of Music at Western Carolina University and give some guest lectures. In addition to speaking at a couple of classes he’ll be giving a master class on music education technology called “Applications for a More Successful and Productive Classroom.” He will be giving this talk from 1:30-2:30 in the recital hall in Coulter on campus.
While he may be best known for his work at writing music for drum corps in the 1980s, Smith is a very prolific composer who has written and arranged over 600 works. I recently conducted Movement Three: “The Ascension,” from his Divine Comedy, Symphony #1. He has some really neat pieces available and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to meet him and pick his brain some about composing and arranging, as well as hearing what he has to say about the applications of music technology in the classroom.
If you’re near WCU tomorrow try to get out and participate.