Robert W. Smith is one of the most popular and well-known American composers and arrangers of orchestral and wind literature in the 20th century. With over six hundred publications in print, his compositions are amongst some of the most standard and popular repertoire selections currently performed.

Smith's original compositions such as Symphony #1 (Divine Comedy), and Symphony #2 (The Odyssey) have attracted worldwide critical acclaim and have been performed by many organizations throughout the world. His music has allured national attention gaining airplay on major network television and inclusion in motion pictures. Often accepted as music for all ages, Smith's compositions have been heard in many unique situations including Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Olympic games, and in honor of President Ronald Reagan's visit to opening day at Dodger Stadium.

As a conductor and clinician, Mr. Smith has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Europe and is currently the principal conductor of the American Symphonic Winds and the American Festival Philharmonic. His musical background includes a Bachelor of Music Education from Troy State and a Master's degree in Music, and Media Writing and Production from the University of Miami in Florida, where he studied with legendary composer Alfred Reed. Smith currently is on faculty at Troy University in Troy, Alabama, where he instructs musical composition, production, publishing and business.

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