Smith, Doug
Associate Professor - Percussion
NC 721
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Last Updated: 1/14/19 -

Doug Smith is Associate Professor and Percussion Area Coordinator at Utah Valley University. He is an active freelance musician in Salt Lake City with groups including the Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, and Ballet West. A leading proponent of works for solo marimba and voice, he has helped establish this emerging field with numerous commissions since 2003.

Past positions include Principal Timpanist with the Tucson Symphony and Percussion Director at the St. Louis Symphony Community School. He has appeared with the St. Louis Symphony, the Houston Symphony, and numerous other professional ensembles. Dr. Smith’s work can be heard on the Albany label featuring works by Lou Harrison for violin and percussion, as well as the Élan label featuring works for two pianos and percussion including a critically acclaimed recording of the Bartók Sonata.

He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Arizona, a Master of Music degree from Rice University, and Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Central Missouri. Influential teachers include Norm Weinberg, Richard Brown, Tom Stubbs, Michael Sekelsky, and Carol Helble.