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Steven Smyth

Steven Smyth
Associate Director of Bands

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Steven L. Smyth is the Associate Director of Bands and Music Education Coordinator at
New Mexico State University, where he conducts the NMSU Symphonic Band, the Pride
of New Mexico Marching Band, Roadrunner Basketball Band, and teaches courses in
Music Education.

Dr. Smyth’s research interests span the subjects of live cinema, wind literature,
leadership development, commercial music ensembles in education, and curriculum
development. He has conducted, adjudicated, and presented all over the world
including the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Texas Music Educators Association
Convention, and the College Band Directors National Association Convention. At New
Mexico State Dr. Smyth’s ensembles achieved national attention for their innovation
during the COVID-19 pandemic and was featured in The New York Times. While
serving as Director of Athletic Bands at Iowa State University, the ensemble won the
prestigious Sudler Award for Excellence in College Marching Band.
Dr. Smyth holds a Doctorate in Wind Conducting from the University of Kansas, a
Masters of Conducting Pedagogy and Performance from Oklahoma State University,
and a Bachelors of Music Education from Iowa State University.