Benjamin Smith, a native of Spartanburg, SC, holds a B.A. in Music from Florida State University, an M.M. in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami. He is an extremely active professional cellist in Western North Carolina and the Upstate of South Carolina, performing with many orchestras, chamber ensembles, and in solo performances. He is Assistant Professor of Music Business at Montreat College where he also directs the Montreat Chamber Orchestra.
As a former member of the FSU Irish Fiddling Ensemble as well as the FSU Baroque Ensemble, Mr. Smith enjoys performing music of all kinds. He has an extensive background in instrumental church music and also performs on viola.
Ben has over nineteen years of teaching experience including serving as an instructor at the University of Miami. He has a passion for teaching and believes that given the right teacher, any student can be successful in achieving their goals.
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