Preston Schmidt has combined the rigors of engineering with award-winning fiddling to launch dual careers in the music business. Schmidt currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee where he is the audio engineer and producer at SchmidtHouse Studio.

Since the North Dakota native began playing the violin at age 3, he has won many fiddle competitions in North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and Wyoming.

His passion for music led him to Middle Tennessee State University where he graduated with a BS in Recording Industry with a concentration in Production Technology.

Schmidt is currently playing the fiddle and touring with the nationally known bluegrass band, Brand New Strings. Brand New Strings has been nominated for multiple awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the International Bluegrass Music Association.