Jacob Smith is a Senior Music Education Major at the University of Kentucky where he studies with Jim Campbell. He is a percussionist as well as a pianist.
Jacob is the recipient of the Elaine Gould memorial percussion award and the James B. Campbell percussion award. In the summer of 2019 he performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City with the UK Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. That summer he was also the Principle Timpanist with the Prague Summer Nights Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic. In March 2020, he performed with the United States Air Force Band in one of their educational tours. He has been working with the South Laurel Bands for 3 years.