Dr. Jonathan Smith is a music producer, educator, and guitarist. Dr. Smith is the CEO and co-founder of the independent record label and production company, Glaize Avenue Studios. He can be found credited as the producer for The Dialogue, a songwriting duo, and guitarist for GS Duo, an award-winning flute and guitar ensemble. As supported by his dissertation, “Idiomatic Adaptation for the Guitar: Partnership Between Composer and Performer,” Dr. Smith often collaborates and cowrites with composers and songwriters. He wishes to demystify the writing process surrounding guitar music so that it and other fretted string instruments may become more accessible to composers and guitarists alike.