SOMD Professional
Development Series

Upcoming Workshops 

Going Pro: Building a 21st Century Career in Music

Presenter: Richard Smith

Friday, June 8
2:00 PM in Room 163

Richard Smith is a recording artist and full professor at the USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles, where he teaches guitar, ensemble and popular music production and performance. Many of his former students are currently working professionally from Broadway and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, to recording and touring with such luminaries as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Marc Anthony, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, John Legend, Madonna, Bono, Maroon 5, Jenifer Lopez, John Mayer, Gwen Stefani, Knower and current hit television programs American Idol, Teen Wolf and Glee. Material for ‘Going Pro’ was derived from dialogues with these young professional musicians – who are violinists, guitarists, bassists, vocalists, composers and singer/songwriters.

Past Workshops

2017-2018 Workshops

2016-2017 Workshops

2015-2016 Workshops


  1. Maggie


    How much are these workshops?



      All SOMD Professional Development workshops are free and open to the public.

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