A native of Spartanburg, SC, Ben 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. 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 performs on acoustic & electric cello with Cellosmith (www.cellosmith.com). Ben has an extensive background in instrumental church music and also performs on viola. He is a member of the American String Teachers Assoiciation. Mr. Smith has a background not only in music, but also in business, law, management, consulting and entrepreneurship. Ben has over twenty years of teaching experience including being certified in the Suzuki & O’Connor Methods. He has taught at the University of Miami, Montreat College, and the University of North Carolina Asheville.
Bachelor of Arts - Music, Florida State University
Bachelor of Science - Finance, Florida State University
Master of Music - Music Business & Entertainment Industries, University of Miami
Juris Doctor, University of Memphis
- Adjunct Instructor of Double Bass