T. Edward (Ted) Vives (b. 1964, Auburn, Ala.) is an American conductor, trombonist and composer.
Dr. Vives began music studies at the age of four, taking piano and theory lessons from Edgar and Dorothy Glyde. His musical interests changed to trombone performance and composition upon entering the public school system. Vives holds bachelor’s degrees in both composition and music education from Florida State University where he studied with John Boda, Roy Johnson, and Charles Carter. While at Florida State, Dr. Vibes originated the FSU Seminole War Chant. He also holds a master's of music in Composition and a Ph.D. in music education from the University of Florida where he studied with Budd Udell and John D. White.
He has taught in the public schools in Florida and has served as a clinician at band and music camps in many states. His marching and concert band arrangements have been performed nationwide. In 2003 and 2010 he was selected as the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico's (Music Teachers National Association State Affiliate) Commissioned Composer. He is the winner of the 2011 American Prize in Composition (Choral Division). He performs as principal trombone with both the Los Alamos Symphony and the Santa Fe Community Orchestra, and has conducted the Los Alamos Community Winds since 2003.
Dr. Vives is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Service Fraternity (Gamma Nu chapter, Florida State University) Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, (Epsilon Iota chapter, Florida State University) and Tau Beta Sigma (honorary member, Alpha Omega chapter, Florida State University) and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Works for Winds
- and they named it Trinity (2013)
- For the Fair and the Brave (2004)
- Hilltopper Zia March (2000)
- Kilmartin Glen (2009)
- Los Alamos Firefighters March, The (2011)
- Main Theme from "Star Trek: The Original Series" (as arranger)
- Olympic Theme and Fanfare (as transcriber)
- Symphony No. 9 in D minor (as transcriber) (1822-1824/2013)