Ken Smith

Kenneth Smith, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Music Education
School of Music

Biographical Information

Kenneth H. Smith, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Music Education
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5134
Office phone: (269) 387-4621

Ken Smith completed a Ph.D. in music education (2002) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to returning to graduate school, Mr. Smith was band director at Toledo Christian Schools in Toledo Ohio. He received his masters in Musicology from the Eastman School of Music in 1992. His bachelors degrees are from The King's College (1989) in piano performance and mathematical sciences. Long time interests in instrumental music performance and computer technology have led to an interest in the natural combination of these subjects. Dr. Smith's experiences with music technology have ranged from composing and arranging to multimedia and web development. Regarding the practical application of this technology to music education Dr. Smith states that, "I believe computer technology can assist the music educator as an effective tool for encouraging students' musical development."

Recent Presentations:

  • Building better Support for Student
    Success when Using Technology in
    Music History Courses. ATMI Nov. 15, 2007. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Learning to Compose with Apples GarageBand at the Indiana Music Educators Conference, Indianapolis, IN, Jan. 14, 2006.
  • Video Tools for Musicians at the Michigan Music Educators Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, Jan. 20, 2006.
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November 20, 2008