Michael Sterling Smith is a composer based in Denton, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Delaware and a Master of Music from the University of Florida. His works have recently been shown at SEAMUS 2017, the SCI national conference at UF and WMU (2015 & 2017), N_SEME (2016 & 2017), the FEASt festival (2016), the Diffrazioni Festival (2016), EMM (2016), Ars Electronica Forum Wallis (2016), the Open Circuit Festival (2016), and the BGSU Graduate Student Conference (2016). In 2010 he was awarded with an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. His work Ictus was chosen as a finalist in the 2017 ASCAP/SEAMUS competition and the 2016 Open Circuit Festival call for electroacoustic works. Michael is a team member of the Score Follower/Incipitsify youtube channel. His current interests include the use of virtual reality to create immersive audiovisual experiences. He has studied composition with Jennifer Barker, Paul Richards, Paul Koonce, Andrew May, Jon Nelson, and Panayiotis Kokoras. He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at the University of North Texas.