Ted King-Smith is a composer, educator, and saxophonist currently based in Kansas City, Missouri. Described as “off-beat, jazzy, and… convincing,” his music synthesizes several different influences, musical and otherwise, into engaging works that emphasize variety, virtuosity, and improvisation. Recent recognition for his music has come from the American Prize and the Washington-Idaho Symphony. Ted’s music has been featured at several festivals and conferences across the United States and Canada, the Kauffman Performing Arts Center in Kansas City, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival at the Abrons Art Center in New York City, and the Florida State University New Music Festival. He holds degrees from the Hartt School of Music, Washington State University, and is currently attending the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Ted is also active as a performer with the Mnemosyne Quartet, an improvisation-based ensemble, and as a new music advocate with the FuseBox New Music collective.
LISTEN: Wanderings on the Divide for Wind Ensemble
The Hartt School Symphony Band
James Jackson conductor