Preston Smith is a tuba player currently completing his fourth year at the Eastman School of Music where he is a pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. He began his musical studies in Chicago, IL where he studied with Scott Tegge. While in Chicago, he was a member of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra for 5 Years under the batons of Terrance Malone Gray and Allen Tinkham. He also spent a year studying at the Merit School of Music and performed with their Wind Symphony. While at Eastman, Preston has studied with Professor Don Harry. He has been a part of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Philharmonia, Tuba Mirum, Brass Guild and the Resolution Brass Quintet. This will be Preston’s first summer attending AIMS.