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.”
Mental health is too important a subject to ignore. In this interview with Sam Rothstein, we dive deep into mental health for musicians and discuss the realities of life for musicians as they deal with mental health struggles.
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