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Write Yourself In

Write Yourself In

…that more than any other skill is the one that I hope to teach students: not how to avoid failure, but how to learn from it and grow stronger because of it. The number one way to be resilient in music is to not simply wait for the proverbial phone to ring. Instead, create your own opportunities, and write yourself into your projects.

Squad Goals

Squad Goals

How do you start a new music ensemble from scratch? I don't pretend to have all the answers but I enjoyed contributing my "piece of the map" to the conversation. 

The "F" Word

The "F" Word

In the summer of 2016, I sat down with Jon Lim to discuss the most controversial word in the English language: failure.

Jordan Randall Smith is the Music Director of Symphony Number One.