Stan Smith | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Stan Smith

    Associate Professor of Music


    Conservatory Complex
    Room 111

    (614) 236-6259

    • Biography

      Guitarist and composer Stan Smith is an associate professor of Music in the Jazz Studies/Music Industry Program and head of the jazz/contemporary guitar curriculum. An accomplished performer, he is the guitarist for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and pit orchestras for Broadway Series productions. As a guitarist, he was a member of the Moacir Santos band in Los Angeles, and has accompanied various well-known artists. Smith not only has several recordings under his own name, but he is also featured as a guitarist, composer and co-producer on Madrugada's self-titled debut CD. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his compositions, which have been performed internationally and recorded by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Spectrum, The Afro Rican Ensemble and Nova Madrugada.   

    • Teaches

      Jazz Composition
      Guitar and jazz ensembles
      Guitar and composition lessons

    • Degrees

      Diploma in instrumental performance, Berklee College of Music
      Bachelor of Music in Jazz studies, Capital University