Michael Smith is Assistant Professor of Sound Design for the Department of Performing Arts. Michael joins the Elon faculty from Florida State University where he worked for eight years as their resident Sound Designer, Adjunct Professor in Sound Design and theatrical consultant.

Michael has been a designer in theatre for over 15 years, designing more than 100 productions in professional, academic and regional theatre. His credits cover sound design for the stage and extend to television productions, video multimedia, scenery and lighting design as well. Michael has recently designed for The Nebraska Repertory Theatre at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln; Florida State University’s School of Theatre; The University of Oklahoma's Department of Theatre and Dance; The Oklahoma City Festival Ballet; The Grand Palace Theatre, The Branson's Magical Mansion in Branson, Missouri; Theatre Southeast in Tallahassee, FL and was the sound designer for the 2004 Broadway production of Prymate at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. 

Michael’s stage management experience spans from professional to regional theatre alike. His credits include productions for Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular in Branson and Cincinnati; The Dino Kartsonakis Show; The Kirby Van Burch show; Melinda, The First Lady of Magic; NBC’s Worlds Greatest Magic; and The Miss USA Pageant.

Michael earned his M.F.A. in Technical Production and Design from Florida State University and hi B.F.A. from Arkansas State University where he majored in Art, focusing on paining, drawing and art history. In his spare time, Michael enjoys fishing and being in the outdoors.