Thomas H. Smith, Director of Instrumental Music, Pfeiffer University
Appointed, 1997
Home Address: 315B W. Council St. Salisbury, NC 28144. Home Telephone: (828) 754-5523 (USA). E-mail Address:

1. Faculty and Administrative Courses Taught at Pfeiffer University Since 1997

Form and Analysis 3hrs.
Music Before 1750 2hrs.
Music After 1900 2hrs.
Orchestration 2hrs.
Musical England 2hrs.
Instrumental Conducting 3hrs.
Wind Symphony 1hr.
Jazz Ensemble 1 hr.
Private Lessons 2hrs.
Appreciation of Music 3hrs.
Counterpoint 2hrs.
Brass Methods 2hrs.

2. Other Collegiate Assignments

Coordinator of Music Recruiting
Coordinator of Music Scholarships
Editor, Pfeiffer Instrumental Bulletin
Director, Pfeiffer Pep Band
Pfeiffer International Travel Committee
Founder and Coordinator of University Music Department Television Program
Regional High School Marching Band Advisement and Adjudication

3. Other Professional Full Time and/or Educational Experience

2002-2003 Senior Fulbright Scholar of Music, Bucharest, Romania, Fulbright Professor of Music, Romanian National University of Music, University of Bucharest.

Responsibilities: initiate and coordinate Romanian National Jazz Ensemble, Bucharest Pops Orchestra, direct conservatory big band, assist in the coordination of Romanian performing arts infrastructure, guest conduct Romanian National Radio Big Band, teach courses in music history, improvisation, sociology, conduct programming for Romanian radio and television broadcasts, compile Romanian Jazz History research portfolo.

1997- Director of Instrumental Music. Pfeiffer University
1996-1997 Director of Instrumental Music, Rockingham County. NC Public Schools
Responsibilities: Coordinate 320 member band program Accomplishments: Implementation of jazz program.
1995-1996 Music Director. Norwegian Cruise Lines
Responsibilities: Coordinate and oversee all musical activities for 2000 passenger cruise ship, including music personnel and headline attractions.
1994-1995 Soloist Glenn Miller Orchestra
Responsibilities: Occupy and perform jazz trombone chair for world tours, cruises and recordings.
1992-1994 Coordinator of Music Feasibility Project Baron Ross Industries Inc. Hendersonville. NC
Responsibilities: Coordinate all planning for multimillion dollar musical facility.
1990-1994 Adjunct Instructor of Jazz History. Wake Forest University
1990-1991 Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Improvisation, Lenoir Rhyne College

North Carolina Artist-in-Residence Program, (required to change positions every two years except otherwise noted).

Artist-in-Residence. Blue Ridge Community College. Hendersonville. NC Teaching Responsibilities: Introduction to music, Jazz History, Jazz
Improvisation. founded community jazz ensemble. Artist Responsibilities: One Hundred solo performances for schools and civic groups. Coordinator of college concert series.
Artist-in-Residence. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Salisbury. NC Responsibilities: To provide solo performances for schools and civic organizations; to serve as coordinator for RCCC Concert Series, to direct internationally recognized Unifour Jazz Ensemble for RCCC residency performances and to establish new classical music ensembles and support organizations for Central Piedmont region. Accomplishments: Over 200 performances and seminars as performer, clinician, adjudicator and/or conductor; television presentations for Charlotte Cablevision; Founded Rowan-Cabarrus Youth Jazz Ensemble.
Artist-in-Residence. Director of Instrumental Music. Caldwell Community College. Lenoir. NC ( Two Year Extension of Contract )
Responsibilities: Coordinate all music activities for the community of Lenoir and Caldwell County in conjunction with college; to serve as musical director and conductor for nationally recognized Caldwell Lenoir Community Wind Ensemble (grade 6 and professional repetoire); CCC&TI Jazz Workshop (founded by subject) and internationally recognized Unifour Jazz Ensemble (founded by subject); Coordinate all responsibilities of jazz support group Unifour Jazz Society, (founded by subject). Accomplishments: Performances nationwide for over two million people; Produced two albums of Unifour Jazz Ensemble, receiving world wide airplay on nearly 200 radio stations. Performed 300 solo performances; founded Blue Ridge Jazz festival.
Director of Instrumental Music, Wake County. NC Public Schools Responsibilities: Conduct and coordinate all instrumental ensembles for West Millbrook Middle School (300 students), Wake Forest High School and Middle School (250 students). Accomplishments: Founded school jazz ensembles; Superior ratings in state concert, jazz and marching competitions.
Director of Instrumental Music. Reid Ross High School Fayetteville. NC
Responsibilities: Coordinate and conduct all instrumental ensembles for large AAAA high school. Accomplishments: Superior ratings in state concert, jazz and marching competitions.
Assistant Band Director. Hancock North Central High School Bay St. Louis. Mississippi.
Responsibilities: Conduct and coordinate marching band and jazz ensemble, assistant conductor of concert band.

5. Other Professional Performing Experience
Has Performed, Led and/or Toured With the Following Artists, (selected).

Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Donald Byrd, Eddie Daniels, Jon Faddis, McCoy
Tyner, Nicholas Payton, Carl Fontana, Herb Ellis, Joe Henderson, Woody
Herman, Bob Mintzer, Charlie Rouse, Bud Shank, Sonny Stitt, Bill Watrous,
New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer

North Carolina Symphony, Raleigh Symphony, Carolina Pops Orchestra,
Fayetteville Symphony

Big Band (other than previously indicated )
Bob Crosby, Dorsey Brothers, Tommy Dorsey, Les Elgart, Guy Lombardo, Henry
Mancini, Ray McKinley, USAirways, North Carolina Repertory, Tex Benecke,
Ray Eberle

Ringling Brothers, King Brothers, Hoxie Brothers, International All Star

Rhythm and Blues
Ben E. King, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Chairman of
the Board, The Four Tops, The Isley Brothers, The Platters, the Drifters

Country and Western
Crystal Gayle, Charlie Pride, Roy Clark, Boots Randolph

Pop, Night Club, Society
Perry Como, Glenn Campbell, Peter Duchin, Barbara McNair

Actors, Comedians, Stage Performers
George Burns, Carroll Channing, Sheila McCrae, Alan Thicke, Loretta Switt,
Red Skelton, McLean Stevenson

Cher, Marshall Crenshaw, Don Dixon

6. Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

International Associations of Jazz Educators, State chairperson 1998-1999 International Trombone Association
Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary

7. Publications (Selected from music academia/ others available upon request/see articles pages for other selected compilations).

“Burning the House Down,” a review, ITA Journal, Spring 2002.
“Jeff Adams 2000,” a review, ITA Journal, Spring 2002.
“The Search,” a review, ITA Journal, Winter 2002.
“Stance” a review, ITA Journal, Fall, 2001.

“Lunch,” a review, ITA Journal, Fall, 2001.
Bakers Dictionary of Music, Listed Contributor, 2001.

“Remembering John Coffey” feature article, ITA Journal. Winter 2001
“No Laughing Matter,” a review ITA Journal. Spring, 2001.
“Scrapbook,” a review ITA Journal, Summer 2001.
“Lloyd Ulyate and his Trombone,” a review ITA Journal. Winter 2001.
“Acoustic Technology for the Identification of Mystery Jazz Recordings,” (with
Gary Westbrook), IAJE Research Presentations Yearbook 2001. (Spring 2001).
“A Scientific Method for the Identification of Mystery Brass Recordings,” (with
Gary Westbrook), Historic Brass Journal. 2001(upcoming).
“A Scientific Method for the Identification of Mystery Jazz Recordings, the Beiderbecke and Teschemacher Mysteries,” (with Gary Westbrook), IAJRC Journal, Winter, 2002.
“BIue Highways The Music of Paul Ferguson,” a review Fall 2000.
“Stance,” a review ITA Journal, Spring 2000.
“Roger Fox Big Band,” ITA Journal. Spring 2000.
” John Ferrell,” ITA Journal, Spring 2000.
“Three Book Reviews About the Life of Woody Herman,”
Annual Review of Jazz Studies 1997-98., Hardback edition, October 2000.
” An Anecdotal Account of Bourbon Street and Related Jazz Venues 1976-80,” IAJE Research Presentations Yearbook 2000.
“Swamp Dog,” a review ITA Journal, Winter 2000.
“To Be There,” ITA Journal, Summer 1999.
“Oracle,” a review ITA Journal, Summer 1999.
“A Survival Guide for the Entry Level Professional”, Windplayer, number 3.
“Thematic Improvisation for the Beginning Improviser”
North Carolina Music Educator, Spring, 1998.
“Nice and Easy with Carl Fontana and Jiggs Whigham, a review” ITA Journal, Fall1998. “An Investigation of the Death of Frank Teschemacher,” IAJE Research Presentations Yearbook 1998.
“Raoul Jerome, Unsung Educational Hero,” Jazz South. number 2.
“Bourbon Street Memories,” self published.
“The Big Band Revival, Climate for Change,” The Jazz News, number 4.
“Summer Jazz Camp Experiences,” The Jazz News, number 1.
“Implementation of the Community Jazz Ensemble,” North Carolina Music Educator, Fall.

8. Research

Biographical Research, (in progress), clarinetist Frank Teschemacher. Biographical Research, (in progress), saxophonist Charles Ventura, history of jazz music in Romania.

Papers Presented

“An Investigation of the Death of Frank Teschemacher, International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, New York, New York. January 1998.
“An Anecdotal Account of Bourbon Street and Related Venues (1976-1980)” International Association of Jazz Educators Conference,
new Orleans, Louisiana. January 2000.
“Acoustic Technology for the Identification of Mystery Jazz Recordings,”
International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, New York, New York. January, 2001.
“Acoustic Technology for the Identification of Mystery Jazz Brass Recordings,” International Historic Brass Conference, Wake Forest University, June, 2001. “Unraveling the Mystery of Unidentified Jazz Recordings,” International Association of Jazz Record Collectors, East Stroudsburg State University, September, 2001.
“Acoustic Technology for Solving the Mystery of Unidentified Jazz Recordings,” Rutgers Jazz Roundtable, Rutgers University, November, 2001.
“Left Turn From Greatness, the Lost Years of Charlie Ventura,» International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, Long Beach, California, January, 2002.

10. Publications Outside of Music

The Tahchee Chronicles, (narrative about Cherokee mysticism), Triad Publishers, 2001. (280 pages).

11. Recent Attendance at Professional Meetings

Regular attendance of all International Association at Jazz Educators, International Trombone Association, Eastern Trombone Workshop and State of North Carolina, Music Educators National Conference Functions.

12. Community participation and/or Service

Past State Level experience
North Carolina Jazz Network, 1989-1991
Founder and/or coordinator of over thirty community
music ensembles since 1984, including: Lenoir
Community Band 1985-1988, Time Capsule Orchestra, Salisbury, NC 1988-1990, Blue Ridge Jazz Ensemble 1990-1992. Local Community Service
Instructor, Elderhostel retreats 1990-1992.
Senior Citizens Music Coordinator, Salisbury NC, 1988-1990. Board of Directors, Jazz at Brevard 1990-1991.

13. Awards

Fulbright Scholarship, Bucharest, Romania, 2002.
Who’s Who in America 2000, 2001.
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest 1999-2000.
IAJE Outstanding Service to Jazz Education 1998,2000,2001,2002.
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2002.
North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, (founder and leader of Unifour Jazz Ensemble, inducted 2000).
Southeastern Webmaster’ s Guild Outstanding Website, 1997.
Fifth Place in World, jazz trombone, Downbeat Readers Poll 1988.
Seventh Place in World, jazz ensemble, Downbeat Readers Poll 1988.
Community College National Champions, (director), big band, Chicago IL. 1987. Community College National Championship, runner up, (director), combo, Orlando, Fl. 1988.
Outstanding Instrumentalist: Community Jazz National Championships, Jazz Combo Division, Orlando Fl, 1988.
Teacher of the Year, Wake County Schools, NC 1984.
Teacher of the Year, Fayetteville, NC City Schools 1982.

14. National/International Media Appearances

PBS Broadcasts “Journey to Jazz,” “The Glenn Miller Legacy,” “Musicfest National Finals 1987,” “Warzone” (documentary showcasing the German U Boat off the coast of North Carolina, National Public Radio/ “Weekly Edition,” “All Things Considered,” Voice of America, Radio Free Europe. Romania National Broadcasts: Bucharest International Jazz Festival, a Bucharest Christmas, Live at the Museum of Literature, Tribute to Dan Madrilla, National Radio Big Band, Live with Mircea Tiberian, Taverna, National Jazz Ensemble of Romania Live.

15. Academic Degrees
MME University ofNorth Carolina at Greensboro: 1990 Music Education
BME University of Southern Mississippi: 1979 Music Education