Christopher M. Smith is an associate professor of horn at Texas Tech University where he teaches applied horn and plays in the Faculty Brass Quintet. His performance experience includes Detroit, Indianapolis, Barcelona (Spain), Windsor (Canada), Evansville Philharmonic, the American Wind Symphony, Kentuckiana Brass Ensemble, and the New Columbian Brass Band. In addition to Lubbock Symphony he is also currently the principal horn of Santa Fe Pro Musica and Caprock Pro Musica. In addition to his experience on the valve horn, Mr. Smith has also performed natural and Baroque horn with the Early Music Foundation of New York and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra of San Francisco. Mr. Smith can be heard on Dorian, Naxos, Marco Polo, Walking Frog, Zephyr, Arabesque, and Harmonia Mundi recording labels.