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Guest Recital with Mickey Smith

Guest Recital with Mickey Smith

Jazz Musician(September 8, 2014) The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free faculty/guest recital, "Sax in the City," by Mickey Smith on saxophone at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre.
           
Jazz musician Smith has performed throughout the country and is known for his professionalism, dedication, versatility and his ability to capture his audiences. He has appeared on stage with the Lake Charles Symphony Orchestra, the Banners Big Band and numerous other ensembles.
           
Outside of his career as a musician, he is known for his work in the classroom as a music educator. Smith is currently the band director at Maplewood Middle School in Sulphur. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from McNeese. His teaching and classroom techniques have been featured locally and regionally with his students consistently receiving high marks for their district and state performances.
           
Smith has been selected as a quarterfinalist for the second annual GRAMMY Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation. This award is presented to music educators teaching kindergarten through college and those who "demonstrate a commitment to the broader case of maintaining music education in the schools." Smith is one of more than 222 teachers from 208 cities across the country to make it to the quarterfinals.
           
Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.