Associate Director of Bands
Steven L. Smyth
Steven L. Smyth is the Associate Director of Bands at Iowa State University. In this capacity he directs the Cyclone Marching Band (ISUCF'V'MB), Symphonic Band, Men's Basketball Band, as well as teaching Marching Band Methods. Steven is a proud alumnus of Iowa State University where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education. He also holds a Masters Degree in Wind Conducting Performance and Pedagogy from Oklahoma State University where he studied with Dr. Joseph Missal and is currently pursuing his DMA in Conducting at the University of Kansas with Dr. Paul Popiel.
Dr. Smyth previously served as Associate Director of Bands at the University of Central Arkansas where he directed all athletic bands, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble 2, and Ursus Aura Chamber winds. Under his direction the University of Central Arkansas Symphonic Band performed at the Arkansas Music Educators Convention. Dr. Smyth taught in the public schools of Iowa for several years beginning at Lenox High School and then Dowling Catholic High School.
As an arranger and drill writer, Steven Smyth works for iMarch Corporation writing shows for competitive high school programs across the United States. He also maintains an active schedule as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor across the United States, Europe, and Japan. Dr. Smyth holds memberships in College Band Directors National Association, Iowa Bandmasters Association, Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association, Phi Beta Mu, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Dr. Smyth also holds honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.