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Voicing and Re-voicing for YOUR Band’s Success!

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  • Finding repertoire for your specific instrumentation is an ongoing challenge for all band directors, particularly for those in small school settings. Educator/Composer/Arranger Robert W. Smith shares his decades of experience in voicing for all instrumental ensembles. Discussion topics include voicing for incomplete instrumentations and re-voicing for student performance success. Mr. Smith will be joined by the Princeton High School Band (IL) demonstrating voicing techniques in various musical settings.
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  • 12/16/2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Robert W. Smith is a Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Music Industry Program in Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is one of the most popular composers in the world today with over 800 published works. The majority of his work was published through his long associations with Warner Bros. Publications and the C.L. Barnhouse Co. Mr. Smith is the President/CEO of RWS Music Company, exclusively distributed through C. L. Barnhouse. Mr. Smith’s works for band and orchestra have been programmed by countless professional, university, and school ensembles throughout the North America, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. His music has received extensive airplay on network television as well as inclusion in multiple motion pictures and television productions. His “Into The Storm” was featured on the 2009 CBS Emmy Awards telecast for the HBO’s mini-series documenting the life of Winston Churchill. Mr. Smith’s teaching responsibilities at Troy University are focused in composition/arranging, audio and live event production, and music publishing.