Mark Charles Smith

composer, guitarist, music educator

Mark Charles Smith was born in North Carolina in 1983. His compositions have been performed in diverse venues across the United States, including the Eastern Music Festival, Lincoln Center, and Guitar Foundation of America Festival, as well as in Canada and Iceland.

Mark is keenly interested in artistic collaboration between different media, and has worked extensively with choreographer and modern dancer Abigail Wallace (Small Creatures Dance Company) to create work. Their most recent collaboration, Light Exists, an improvisation-driven exploration of deconstruction/reappropriation and the interface between dance, music, and visual art, was featured at The Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA (June 2019).

Other recent concert highlights include the North American premiere of his composition We Are All In This Together for guitar soloist with guitar ensemble by Grammy-award winning guitarist Jason Vieaux at the Eastern Music Festival, with additional performances in Iceland, North Carolina, and at Zion National Park in Utah (Summer 2018).