Assistant Professor of Core Music Studies at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts
Faculty at European American Musical Alliance summer program in Paris, France
Teddy is a multi-faceted artist and experienced educator based in Chicago. His musical language stresses continuity, honesty of expression, and dynamic energy. As a teacher, he cultivates practical and rigorous musicianship skills using a wide variety of methods and approaches.
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News Updates from Teddy
Last update on December 8, 2013
Teddy’s newest work for chamber orchestra, Upon This Rock, was premiered on February 6, 2010, by the Indiana University New Music Ensemble and assistant conductor Roger Kalia. The performance took place and Indiana University’s Auer Hall. Last May, Teddy won the 2009 Dean’s Prize in Composition, which resulted in the commission from IU for Upon This Rock.
On March 9, 2010, oboist and English hornist Roger Roe (Indianapolis Symphony) performed Teddy’s Sonata for English Horn and Piano (2008) on his faculty recital at Indiana University’s Recital Hall. Teddy served as the pianist for this work.
From March 30-April 4, 2010, Teddy traveled to Prishtina, Kosovo with composer David Dzubay and members of the IU New Music Ensemble to perform a full program in the International DAM Festival of Young Musicians. The concert on April 1 featured three works by David Dzubay and Teddy’s piano quartet Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope), as well as pieces by IU composer Adam Haws and Kosovo composer Drinor Zymberi. Please view the DAM Festival’s website here. Select videos from the group’s March 29 Preview Concert at Indiana University’s Ford Hall are now available on YouTube.
Teddy graduated from Indiana University with a Doctor of Music degree in Composition on May 7, 2010! His doctoral document is entitled Mass of St. Paul the Apostle for Mixed Chorus, Brass Quintet, Organ and Percussion and his minor fields are music theory and music history.
In May, Teddy composed a new work for the stellar oboe trio of Elaine Douvas (Metropolitan Opera, Juilliard School woodwind chair), Linda Strommen (Indiana University), and Daniel Stolper (Interlochen Arts Academy). The 5-minute work, called Elegy and Scherzo, was premiered at Interlochen, MI on Friday, June 4, on a joint recital as part of Ms. Douvas’s 2010 Oboe Master Conference. For more information on this conference, please visit the website here.
On July 12, 2010, Teddy collaborated with flutist April Clayton on a recital at the Salle Franck in the Schola Cantorum in Paris. The recital featured works by Messiaen, Copland, Lili Boulanger, Michel Merlet, Fauré, Narcis Bonet, J.S. Bach, and Philip Lasser. April is the director of the EAMA Summer Program Chamber Music division and is faculty at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.
Teddy is currently serving on the faculty of the EAMA Summer Program at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, where he teaches solfège, counterpoint, advanced counterpoint, and keyboard harmony. He joined the EAMA faculty in 2006—already his 5th summer in Paris! The 2010 EAMA program runs from July 2-31.
Teddy will serve as Visiting Assistant Professor in Music Theory at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, OH for the Fall 2009 semester. He will be teaching courses in written theory and aural skills.
Teddy was a recipient of the Indiana University Composition Department’s 2009 Dean’s Prize. As a part of the Dean’s Prize, he has been commissioned to compose a new work for the Indiana University New Music Ensemble to be premiered during the 2009-2010 season. Check out the update here.
The Kolot Ensemble performed Teddy’s Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope) for piano quartet on May 1, 2009, during their concert of contemporary works at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. The ensemble also gave a lecture-presentation on Spe Salvi and other works. Performing Spe Salvi were Veronique Mathieu (violin), Jungmin Shin (viola), Yotam Baruch (cello), and Yael Manor (piano).
On April 21, 2009, Teddy participated in the Indiana University New Music Ensemble’s premiere performance of Kukulkan II by David Dzubay. Appearing with Teddy were Daniel Stein (flute), Irene Chen (clarinet), Liana Gourdjia (violin), and Eric Allen (cello). David Dzubay has posted our recording of Kukulkan II on his publisher’s website, ProNova Music.
Teddy presented his graduation recital in composition at Indiana University’s Auer Hall on April 4, 2009. The recital featured three works: Liturgies for chamber orchestra (a world premiere, conducted by Dongmin Kim), Sonata for English Horn and Piano (Jennifer Berg, English horn), and Spe Salvi for piano quartet (Sarah Saviet, violin; Nathan Schram, viola; Yotam Baruch, cello). You can view the program here.
Teddy’s Spe Salvi (Saved by Hope) for piano quartet was one of several works by Indiana University students performed at the 2009 Midwest Composers Symposium on February 13-14 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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