Patrick Smith is associate professor of French horn and music history, coordinator of music history, and interim assistant chair of Music. An internationally acclaimed horn player, music educator, lecturer and clinician, Smith actively challenges and stimulates students in both performance and academic settings. Smith is an alumnus of the Aspen and Brevard Music Festivals and has performed with numerous professional and regional ensembles. He has appeared as a soloist with the Emerson String Quartet and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2008. An expert on jazz French horn history and repertoire, Smith is the author of Chronicle of a Phantom: The Julius Watkins Story, which chronicles the life and legacy of the first great American jazz French horn artist. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Florida, and his Master of Music in horn performance from the Hartt School of Music.