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Joshua Smith

Bethel College
Assistant Professor
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Joshua D. Smith is currently the Assistant Professor of Music at Bethel College in McKenzie, TN. His responsibilities are for all aspects of percussion, including teaching applied lessons, directing the Percussion Ensemble, and directing the marching drumline. Smith also conducts the Wind Band, serves as the assistant director of the marching band, and teaches academic classes within Bethel's Division of Music. Smith received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, a Master of Music Performance degree from James Madison University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from the University of Kentucky.

While at the University of North Texas, Smith was involved in a myriad of musical activities as a member of the Graduate Percussion Ensemble. Being apart of the UNT Wind Symphony, he participated in several USA and World Premieres, as well as contributed to CD and DVD recordings through the GIA/Windworks label.

Dr. Smith is published as an author, composer, and arranger. His teaching career includes both university and public school experience. Dr. Smith's professional and academic affiliations include the Percussive Arts Society, The College Music Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Kappa, TRI-M MUSIC National Honor Society, and a four-time honoree of WHO's WHO Among American Teachers.