Jeremy E. Smith is a professional musician and brass educator based in Central Ohio. He completed his Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance at Carnegie Mellon University and received a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Performance from Grace College. His primary instructors were Peter Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Jim Kraft, formerly of the National Symphony Orchestra. Additional studies have been with Denson Paul Pollard, John Kitzman, Graeme Mutchler, and Amanda Stewart.
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 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 Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra.
As an educator, Jeremy teaches trombone at Ohio Wesleyan University and low brass at Mount Vernon Nazarene University where he also leads the jazz band. Previously, he was the low brass instructor at Kenyon College and has been a clinician/artist at Ohio University, Marshall University, the North Carolina Trombone Festival, and many local high schools. An advocate for building better brass players, Jeremy is in demand as an online brass teacher with students all over the country ranging in ages from third grade to 76 years old.
To round out his performing and teaching, Jeremy is the founder and editor of Last Row Music. With over 15,000 monthly website visitors, Last Row Music contains a listing of current brass auditions as well as news, links, and articles that inform all brass musicians.