Jacob Miller Smith(b. 1992) holds a B.M. in Music Composition and is currently earning his M.M. in Music Composition from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.

He has studied composition with C. P. First, Peter Westergaard, Amir Zaheri, and Marvin Johnson as well as conducting with Amir Zaheri. He is an active collaborator with student performers and groups, and has had performances across the US, as well as South America, Europe, and Canada. His music has led to him being selected as a featured composer at the International Symposium for New Music in Curitiba, Brazil as well as a performance at the 2016 National Flute Association Convention. He has also won 2nd prize in the 2013 Frederic Goossen Memorial Composition Competition as well as being named a finalist in the 2016 Alfred Schnittke International Composers' Forum and Competition. Jacob Smith is a member of the Society of Composers Incorporated (SCI), the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and the College Music Society (CMS). He hopes to continue writing, collaborating, and teaching throughout his career as a musician.

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".