Recent News

Root Signals Electronic Music Festival

I’ll be performing Winter’s Summer for Alto Saxophone and fixed media at the Root Signals Electronic Music Festival in Jacksonville, FL in September! Time to get the ol’ horn out again and start practicing.

Ping Recording

Ping is going to be recorded in August by the Alloy Saxophone Quartet in Seattle! Looking forward to hearing their recording soon.

Updates and The American Prize

Winter’s Summer for Alto Saxophone and fixed media was finished and premiered this past spring as part of collaboration with UMKC dancers, a recording will be available soon!

Colors was recorded in May and the recording can be found on the Works page!

I’m working on two pieces for Wind Ensemble this summer and will then have some exciting chamber projects into 2015! Expect several performances in the Kansas City area this fall and a few other potential spots around the US!

Lastly, I’m a finalist for the American Prize in the student division for Band/Wind Ensemble! This is an exciting opportunity for me and look forward to hearing the final results in July/August.



Upcoming Performances

Welcome to my new website! Many thanks to Erin Paul at FancyDog Web Design for the new design and location! There are several performances coming up this spring:

February 13 – Manhattan, I- Grand Central; UT Knoxville Symphony Band, Knoxville, TN

March 10 - Colors; Zach Shemon directing the UMKC Saxophone Ensemble, Kansas City, MO

March 21 – Colors; Zach Shemon directing the UMKC Saxophone Ensemble at the NASA conference in Urbana-Champaign, IL

April 29 – Collaboration with dancer; Kansas City, MO


About Ted

Ted King-Smith's music is a hybrid of vernacular and contemporary music, exploring the vast sonic space between an energetic drive and a surreal stillness. Hailing from the Hudson Valley of New York, Ted began his studies in music on the saxophone at age 8. After performing with dozens of ensembles in the region ranging from improvisatory rock bands to jazz ensembles he went on to attend and graduate from the Hartt School of Music in 2010, and Washington State University in 2012. He is currently pursuing his DMA in composition at the University of Missouri – Kansas City where his current teachers include Chen Yi and James Mobberley. 
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Upcoming Performances

Fall 2014

September 18
Winter's Summer; Root Signals Electronic Music Festival, Jacksonville, FL

October 23
Crossroads Fanfare; UMKC Wind Symphony, UMKC White Recital Hall, Kansas City, MO

January 28-31, MMEA
Colors; UMKC Saxophone Ensemble, Missouri Music Educators Association Conference