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Jeremy Smith

D.M.A. Wind Conducting
Graduation Year: 2024

Jeremy Smith is a third-year Doctoral Conducting Associate at the University of Georgia and is in the conducting studio of Dr. Nicholas Williams, with additional mentorship by Dr. Jaclyn Hartenberger. Jeremy is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and a proud product of the DeKalb County School District, where he graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School. He attended Florida A&M University and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Music Education. Jeremy later received his Master's in Music Education from Norfolk State University while serving as a graduate assistant with the band program. In this capacity, he co-conducted the symphonic wind ensemble, assisted with the marching band, and aided in the recruitment efforts for the band program. Most recently, Jeremy completed his Education Specialist degree (EdS) in Music Education from Piedmont College (Demorest, GA). 


Jeremy started his teaching career as an elementary band director in the DeKalb County School District. He later served as the Orchestra and Assistant Band Director at Stephenson Middle School and served as the Assistant Band Director at Stephenson High School for three years.  As Assistant Band Director at Stephenson High School, he assisted with the wind ensemble, conducted the symphonic band and trumpet choir, served as the primary drill writer for the marching band, and taught the beginning band class. 

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