Connor Smith, junior music composition major, is one student avidly working toward making his dreams of fame a reality—one YouTube visit at a time.
Smith’s original YouTube channel, “ConnorsPlace,” features a variety of projects designated to build a fan base and launch the performer’s musical career.
“You don’t need marketing money from a record label to get your stuff out there,” Smith said. Social media is huge in any artist’s promotion.”
Thus far, Smith’s career has blossomed into a humble but hopeful start in the world of music.
“I have over 500 subscribers,” Smith said. “The viewers, that I have picked up on this journey mean the absolute world to me.”
Kristen Engle, senior liberal studies major and close friend, is a make-up artist for Smith’s video productions.
“I love being around him because of how driven he is and how much he wants to do,” Engle said. “It’s a joy helping him.”
Smith said he is grateful for his musical journey and is optimistic as to where it will lead him in his future.
“Private Christian high school, and now college, has kept me grounded in my faith and allowed me to remain focused on why I do what I do, and who I do it for,” Smith said.
To see Smith’s work, visit his YouTube channel www.YouTube.com/ConnorSmithMusic.