DJ Smith has served on the piano faculty of Butler University since 2008. DJ maintains his own private studio of students of all ages and performance levels through the Butler Community Arts School. DJ is also the Artistic Director of the BCAS Piano Camps. He holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Indiana Wesleyan University and a master’s in piano pedagogy from Butler University. He is a nationally certified teacher in music (NCTM).
DJ Smith is currently president of the Indiana Music Teachers Association. DJ performs regularly as soloist, collaborates with fellow artists, andfrequently lectures at conferences and festivals throughout the region. Recent projects have included a performance of Carnival of the Animals in collaboration with fellow faculty artists, featured as part of the Butler ArtsFest. He has also recently presented a lecture recital on the shorter piano works of Alexander Scriabin for both the IMTA Conference and the Butler University Faculty Artist Series. DJ is the director of music at Irvington United Methodist Church where he plays piano, organ and directs the choir.Curriculum Vitae