Edward "Ted" Messerschmidt
Phone: 845-462-4200 x249
At Oakwood since: 2013
Additional Oakwood Positions: The Arts Exchange of Red Hook and Oakwood (AERO) – Faculty Advisor; The Committee to Support Diversity - Member; Community Service through the Arts class - Facilitator; The Judicial Committee - Member; Spring Musical Production – Music Director; Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles - Director
Ted holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education from Boston University. Aside from his work at Oakwood, he often teaches courses at local colleges including Dutchess Community College and Marist College, where he served as the Orchestra Director from 2012-2018. He has performed professionally on multiple instruments, and his published compositions have been premiered in Europe, South America, and throughout the United States. Ted is also an active researcher who has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented papers at several international music conferences.
Additional Affiliations: The Association of Concert Bands; board member 2013-2016; The College Orchestra Directors Association; The College Music Society; The International Society for Music Education; Die Internationale Gesellschaft zur Erforschung und Förderung der Blasmusik; The National Association for Music Education; The New York State School Music Association
Education: B.A., German Literature, Music, College of William and Mary M.M., Composition, George Mason University; Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education from Boston University