Dr. Benjamin Smith
Assistant Professor of Music Business
Benjamin Smith, a native of Spartanburg, SC, holds a B.A. in Music and a B.S. in Finance from The Florida State University, an M.M. in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami and a J.D. from the University of Memphis. He is an extremely active professional cellist in Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina, performing with many orchestras, chamber ensembles, and in solo performances. His professional career includes work in business and the legal field.
As a former member of the FSU Irish Fiddling Ensemble as well as the Baroque Ensemble, Mr. Smith enjoys performing music of all kinds. Recent performances have also included ventures into folk acoustic music as well as performing in a cello and hammered dulcimer duo. He has an extensive background in instrumental church music and also plays viola with the Blue Ridge Orchestra.
Ben has over fourteen years of teaching experience including serving as an instructor at the University of Miami. He has a passion for teaching and believes that given the right teacher, any student can be successful in achieving their goals.