Dr. Richard Smoot’s many years of experience as an Associate Professor of Music have clearly contributed to his ability to offer a unique and creative approach to the teaching of music theory and aural training as well as composition. ┬áStudents follow a program of study that allows the meeting of traditional aspects of study with contemporary considerations. Indeed, students are encouraged to pursue a flexible approach to this area of study. Technology can be an important part of the program depending upon the student’s resources.