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.
Mr. Parrish received a Bachelor of Music Education from Oral Roberts University 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 & Son and the string editor for Wingert-Jones Publications based in Exton, Pennsylvania. He arranges classical music for school orchestras and writes original compositions for all levels. He has over 40 works published by Alfred Music, Wingert-Jones, and Carl Fischer Music. In the fall of 2018, Mr. Parrish became the orchestra editor for Carl Fischer Music in New York City. He is currently an orchestra director in the Orlando area where he lives with his wife Kate. Contact by email at [email protected]