Christine Smith is the Sound & Music Director/Composer-in-Residence for RPR Studios. Her work has been heard in award-winning films, commercials, and promotional videos. In 2019 she became co-founder and co-owner of Frosted Lens Entertainment, an entertainment and informational content development company. She is currently the host and editor of the podcast "Musicians vs the World" where she explores the many aspects of Musician life.
A classically trained pianist, Christine studied with concert pianists Adelina Krivoshena and Asya Markova in her youth. She continued her studies in Piano Performance at Brigham Young University studying with Dr. Jeffrey Shumway and Dr. Scott Holden.
Since then Christine has enjoyed performing in solo recitals and in collaboration with various musicians, bands, and ensembles across the country. Though her first love is classical music, she has had the pleasure of working and learning from great musicians of all genres. She has performed as soloist, collaborator, and conductor. And because she loves teaching almost as much as she loves performing, she coaches a few favorite piano students in her home-town studio.
Concert pianist, composer, and arranger David Troy Francis grew up thinking of himself as “the other.” Music was a welcome escape from difficult situations that arose from feeling different and unaccepted. In this episode he tells his story of how music helped him find joy, create a career, and how he is continually using his gifts to bring that joy to “others.”
What do professional musicians and professional athletes have in common? What can musicians learn from Olympic Gymnasts, or from the developments in American Football safety equipment? Dr. Kensley Behel is on a mission to raise a health aware mindset to reduce injuries in musicians. Learning from her own experiences with injury, experiences as a journalist covering professional gymnastics, and research in the field of Performing Arts Health, Dr. Behel is dedicated to improving physical and mental outcomes for performing artists. In this episode, Christine and Dr. Behel discuss her research as well as sharing advice for improvements to education, awareness, and injury prevention for musicians.
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