Jacob Miller Smith(b. 1992) holds a B.M. and M.M. in Music Composition from the University of Alabama and is pursuing a D.M.A. in Music Composition from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

He has studied composition with C. P. First, Peter Westergaard, Amir Zaheri, Jody Rockmaker, James DeMars, and Marvin Johnson as well as conducting with Amir Zaheri. He is an active collaborator with student performers and groups, and has had numerous performances across the US, as well as South America, Europe, and Canada. His work for solo piano, two Souls for the Space of one, was composed for and premiered at the 2016 International Symposium for New Music held in Curitiba, Brazil. Other recent notable performances include What One Once Was at the 2016 National Flute Association Convention, Birdseed and the Four Pianos which was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Alfred Schnittke International Composers' Forum and Competition held in Lviv, Ukraine, and his electronic work ...and so she longed is featured at the 2017 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Shroud, the Shadow, for solo violin was released on an album of violin music titled Early Musings: New Music for Violin released on the Navona label by PARMA Records in November of 2016. Jacob Miller Smith is a member of the Society of Composers Inc. (SCI), the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the College Music Society (CMS). He hopes to continue composing, conducting, teaching, and collaborating throughout his career.

Web: www.jmsmithmusic.com

Email: jake@jmsmithmusic.com

Compositions

two Souls for the Space of one



two Souls for the Space of one for solo piano was composed in the summer of 2016. It was composed for and premiered by Luciane Cardassi as a part of the 2016 International Symposium of New Music held in Curitiba, Brazil.


Anti-Counter



Anti-Counter was composed in 2014 for the University of Alabama Contemporary Ensemble. It features four groups of instruments to be places spatially across the stage.


...and so she longed



...and so she longed is a piece work stereo electronics. Every sound in the piece is created from a recording of a reading of Robert Browning's "Porphyria's Lover".