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Ted Ricketts

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Ted Ricketts

Biography

Ted Ricketts is a Santa Rosa, California, based music producer, composer, and arranger.

Ted holds Bachelor and Master of Arts in music degrees from California State University at Long Beach.

In his 24-year tenure as music director and producer for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Ted contributed to hundreds of stage shows, parades, concerts and instrumental and vocal groups for Walt Disney World Resort, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris. In addition, he produced recordings in major cities in Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States. Ted’s current clients include The Walt Disney Company (Hong Kong Disneyland parade and fireworks shows, the BBC Concert Orchestra Prom in Hyde Park, and the San Francisco Symphony July 4, 2006 Disney Concert), VEE Corporation (Dragon Tales and Care Bears national tours), Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, TKG (McDonald’s and Takeda Pharmaceuticals global conferences, and Tokyo Disneyland Resort (FUNderful).

As an innovative composer and arranger, Ted’s commissioned and published works have been heard on television, commercially produced albums, in Walt Disney theme parks, and performed live throughout the world. Ted has over 100 compositions and arrangements for orchestra and concert band published by the Hal Leonard Corporation. Drum Taps, a choral trilogy for orchestra and choir based on the war poems of Walt Whitman and Stephen Crane, was commissioned and premiered in 2000 by the Winter Park, Florida, Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra. The Community Orchestra at Long Beach City College commissioned his most recent composition for symphonic orchestra, Exposition and Discourse.


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