UCA Honors Wind Ensemble Clinic Information

2017 Honor Band Application

2017 Guest Conductor:

Robert W. Smith, Composer

Robert W. Smith (b. 1958) is one of the most popular and prolific composers in America today. He has over 600 publications in print with the majority composed and arranged through his long association with Warner Bros. Publications and the Belwin catalog.

Mr. Smith’s credits include many compositions and productions in all areas of the music field. His original works for winds and percussion have been programmed by countless military, university, high school, and middle school bands throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. Mr. Smith’s music has received extensive airplay on major network television as well as inclusion in multiple motion pictures. From professional ensembles such as the United States Navy Band, United States Air Force Band, Boston Pops and the Atlanta Symphony to school bands and orchestras throughout the world, his music speaks to audiences in any concert setting. As a conductor, clinician and keynote speaker, Mr. Smith has performed throughout North America, Asia, South America, Europe and Australia. His music has been recorded by various ensembles and is available on CD and download through iTunes, Amazon, and other recorded music outlets.

Mr.. Smith is the President/CEO of RWS Music Company, exclusively distributed through C. L. Barnhouse. In addition, he is currently teaching in the Music Industry program at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. His teaching responsibilities are focused in music composition, production, publishing and business.



Reynolds Performance Hall and Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center


Thursday & Friday, November 30 & December 1, 2017


Students who were in one of the 2017 All-State Bands, 2017 Region Bands, or recommended by their Band Director, may apply.


An all-honors wind ensemble made up of high school band students. The event includes rehearsals and a final concert; scheduled master classes and sectional rehearsals with UCA faculty.  The clinic is approved by the Arkansas Activities Association.


To give students the opportunity to stretch their musical talent, challenge their musical independence, and expand their performance experience in a wind ensemble environment with a world-class conductor.

For more information about the clinic, please contact:

Dr. Ricky Brooks