Timothy Smith received a Bachelor of Music Education in 1995 from Murray (KY) State University and a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance in 2003 from the University of Cincinnati (OH) College-Conservatory of Music. In 2017 he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Smith has over fifteen years of public school teaching experience where his concert bands, marching bands and jazz bands consistently received top ratings. He was recognized by his colleagues in 2001 when he received the First District Kentucky Music Educators Association Award for Middle School Music Teacher of the Year and by his students and their parents in 2007 when he received the Princeton City School District High School Teacher of the Year Award. In addition to public school teaching Dr. Smith has taught athletic bands, brass methods classes, and music education courses at Murray State University, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and George Mason University. As a trumpet player Dr. Smith has performed with various regional and national orchestras and bands including the Cincinnati Brass Band, the Cincinnati Community Orchestra, the American Festival Pops Orchestra, and a national tour with the Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band. He is currently President of the National Concert Band of America and a member of the Manassas Symphony Orchestra and the City of Fairfax (VA) Band Association where he plays with the City Band and Alte Kameraden German Band. Dr. Smith served the Ohio Music Educators Association as District 14 Secretary/Treasurer and Honor Jazz Chair as well as serving as the Ohio All-State Jazz Chair in 2008 and 2011 and as Jazz Events Chair in 2011. Dr. Smith is an active freelance performer, educator, researcher, and clinician in the Northern Virginia / Washington DC area where he lives with his wife Kristin and son Jacob.