Robert W. Smith Death – Robert W. Smith, an American composer, arranger, and teacher. passed away today due to complications with cardiac surgery. He was 64 years old. He died on Thursday, September 21, 2023. Robert had such a positive influence on all those who were fortunate enough to be a part of his world. Robert was an exceptional educator, a consummate professional, a true gentleman, and, most importantly, an exceptional human being, husband, and father. Robert W. Smith was genuinely exceptional.
About Robert Smith
Robert W. Smith was born on October 24, 1958 in Daleville, Alabama. After graduating from high school in Daleville, he enrolled at Troy State University, where he played principal trumpet in the Sound of the South Marching Band. He studied composition with Paul Yoder while a he was at Troy. Smith returned to Troy, Alabama in 1997 to become the Director of Bands at Troy State University, succeeding his former band director, Dr. Long, who had retired.
Smith would stay at Troy for four years, conducting the Sound of the South Marching Band and Symphony Band. In 2001, he departed Troy to join Warner Brothers Publications on a full-time basis. As a guest conductor and clinician with numerous ensembles, including the New Mexico All-State Small School band, his position with Warner while he was away from Troy led him all over the world. Father of Savannah Cole Alfred Music Publishing terminated Smith’s contract with Warner Bros. in 2005.
He was the coordinator of the Music Industry program at Troy University as well as the Vice-President of Product Development for the C. L. Barnhouse Company and Walking Frog Records.
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