conductor arranger teacher adjudicator
For almost 40 years I have had the privilege of working in the music industry with the distinguished musician Sandy Smith, experiencing first-hand the plurality of his musical skills and artistic flair – unsurpassed as a horn player ‘par excellence’ and progressively as a creative composition and arranging specialist.
In recent years Sandy has been in increasing demand as a conductor, musical director and pedagogic specialist mentoring many of his students to international status and launching them into professional careers.
The world of brass has very few distinguished musicians of Sandy Smith’s status and blessed with such a diverse array of musical and creative gifts. Nonetheless, it is perhaps Sandy’s work ethic and selfless commitment to the task in hand that sets him apart as a ‘beacon of excellence’.
Professor David King
University of Salford