ITA Events Coordinator / Web Assistant
Jeremy E. Smith is a professional musician and brass educator located in Central Ohio. As a performer, Jeremy is the bass trombonist for the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. In addition to playing with Huntington, he has performed with numerous ensembles including Orchestra Iowa, Opera Project Columbus, and the orchestras of Springfield (OH), Westerville, Youngstown, Mansfield, New Albany, and Knox County. As a chamber musician, Jeremy traveled with Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass for a year and performed over 120 concerts across the country. Equally, at home in big bands, Jeremy has performed with various jazz/big band ensembles including the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra, and the Knox Community Jazz Orchestra.
As an educator, Jeremy currently teaches in the brass areas at Ohio Wesleyan University, Kenyon College, and Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He has given clinics and recitals at Capital University, Marshall University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and the North Carolina Trombone Festival.
A member of the International Trombone Association since 2004, Jeremy currently serves as the Events Coordinator and Web Assistant for the association. In addition to serving the ITA, Jeremy is the Founder and Editor of Last Row Music. With over 10,000 monthly visitors, Last Row Music contains an online database of brass audition listings as well as news, events, links, and articles read by musicians and brass enthusiasts around the world.
Jeremy holds a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Performance from Grace College. Currently, Jeremy is pursuing a DMA in Performance at The Ohio State University under the tutelage of Dr. Sterling Tanner. His primary instructors include Peter Sullivan and James Kraft with additional studies from Denson Paul Pollard, John Kitzman, Graeme Mutchler, and Amanda Stewart.