After thinking for a moment, I realized that I could have come up with a better delegation bio than the one that I came up with on Friday the 13th. So for those of you who want to know more about me here's the skinny...in third person because that's how we roll in music! (I realize this is the full version, as opposed to some cliff notes that I would put in a music program)
Theo Smith is a senior music education major at the Schwob School of Music in Columbus State University (CSU) where he has served as the principal and lead saxophonist for the CSU Wind Ensemble, Opera Orchestra, Jazz Band and Sax Quartet. Mr. Smith has also served the university as a utility clarinetist (Jazz Band, Opera Orchestra) and principal horn in the newly-created CSU Wind Orchestra. He can be heard as the principal saxophonist on the two newest commercial releases by the wind ensemble entitled "Journeys" and "Wind Legacy" to be released soon by Summit Records. As a saxophonist, Mr. Smith has performed with the Columbus and Lagrange Symphony Orchestras, the Bob Barr Community Band (volunteer adult band), the Columbus Cavaliers (adult 17-piece big band) and at several area churches including St. Luke United Methodist. He has also been involved in musical theatre productions including Annie (2002-Springer Opera House), Threepenny Opera (2002-CSU), Anything Goes (2001-CSU), and West Side Story (2003-Brookstone School).
Mr. Smith is highly lauded at CSU with numerous accolades including the Presser Scholar (2002-2003), Oustanding Soloist in the Downhome Jazz Festival in Dothan, AL (2003), 1st Place in the Altrusa International Music Scholarship Competition (2001, 2002), and the Pi Kappa Lambda (national music honor society) Outstanding Freshman Music Major (2000-2001).
He is dedicated to developing professionalism in music, music education, and general academia. He holds or has held membership in Phi Kappa Phi, North American Saxophone Alliance, Mathematical Association of America, Pyramid Student Services Team (dedicated to providing information about and suggestions for improving the CSU College of Education), and the Math Educator Student Association. He currently serves as the president of the Georgia chapter of the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference. He has served the university as a volunteer at various music venues and most recently as the student representative for the Director of the Schwob School of Music search committee.
Mr. Smith is currently employed by the university as a math tutor certified by the College Reading and Language Association (CRLA) in the Tutorial Services division of University College. He also serves as an instructor of saxophone for the Greater Columbus School of Music in East Columbus.
On a personal note: he enjoys chess, long walks in pretty places, beautiful sunsets, travelling, study, classical music, good conversations (especially about non-education items), and bowling!
Hope this clears up the mystery on what I'm about!