Ted is originally from Buffalo, NY but grew up in North Carolina. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and his Master of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ted was a performing member with the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps in 2013-2014, and has been an active brass instructor in the activity since 2015, most recently with the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from 2016-2022. The marching ensembles Ted has worked with have been regionally and nationally competitive at Bands of America events, with each ensemble consistently placing in high caption/class awards in prelims and finals.
Ted currently resides in Lexington, SC where serves as the Assistant Director of Bands at River Bluff High School. He directs the Concert and Symphonic Bands, and serves as the Visual Caption Head for the Marching Gator Band. Ted is an active member of the South Carolina Band Director Association, National Association for Music Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America and the Carolina Winds.