Todd Parrish (b. 1971) has taught public school orchestras at all levels for 19 years in Illinois, Virginia and Florida. Under his direction, the Hickory High School Chamber Orchestra (Chesapeake, Virginia) was chosen to perform at the VMEA State Conference in Hot Springs, Virginia. In addition, the orchestra performed at many outstanding venues, including Atlanta Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
He received a Bachelor of Music Education from ORU in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he studied violin and piano. He received a Master of Music in orchestral conducting from the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he studied conducting with Jindong Cai, string quartet with cellist Nancy Green, and violin with Bonnie Terry. He has also studied conducting at workshops with many leading teachers in Colorado, South Carolina, Maine, and Aix-en-Provence, France.
In August 2013, Mr. Parrish became the orchestra editor for J.W. Pepper sheet music and the string editor for Wingert-Jones Publications based in Exton, PA. He arranges classical music for school orchestras and writes original compositions for all levels. Currently, he has nearly 40 works published with Alfred Music, Wingert-Jones Publications, and Carl Fischer Music. Mr. Parrish is currently an orchestra director at Winter Park High School near Orlando, Florida. In the Fall of 2018, Mr. Parrish became the orchestra editor for Carl Fischer Music in New York City. He resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Kate.