Ted King-Smith, Composer
Composer, Educator, Performer
Ted King-Smith (b.1988) is a composer, educator, and saxophonist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a composer he is interested in the combination of acoustic and electronic forces in music, and emphasizes virtuosity and improvisation in his works. Recent recognition for his music has come from The National Band Association, I Care if You Listen, the American Prize, and BMI. Ted’s music has been featured at numerous conferences and festivals as well as Late Night at National Sawdust, and WFMT and WKCR radio stations. He holds degrees from the Hartt School of Music, Washington State University, and the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Ted is a full-time instructor in Audio Engineering at the Milwaukee Area Technical College where he teaches courses in music technology and recording. He is also an active performer with the Mnemosyne Quartet, and founded the Kansas City Contemporary Music Festival in 2017 with the newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.
You can find a full list of all of my works on the Works page, but below are a few of my favorites.