Theodore MaltProfessor of Music, Arts & Humanities Division, Interim Director of Performing Arts
Ted Malt is currently the Associate Professor of Music Studies at West Shore Community College.
Prior to Ted's position at WSCC, he served as Director of Bands at Ludington Area Schools for 13 years. Originally from Ellington, Connecticut, Ted began his musical education at the age of nine studying classical piano and saxophone.
Ted moved to Michigan in 1993 to pursue a music education degree from Michigan State University. While at MSU, Ted had the opportunity to begin his teaching career early, where he served as director of music at St. Martha School in Okemos, Michigan. In 1997, the MSU Music Education Department named Ted the recipient of the Ellis Memorial Scholarship for Music Education.
After graduation, Ted was employed by Mason County Central High School, where he served as Director of Bands and Choir from 1998 to 2000. Ted began teaching at Ludington High School in 2000. Along with teaching, Ted completed his Masters degree from Grand Valley State University in Education Administration. Ted has spent the past 15 years performing as well as teaching.
Ted has given performances at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the North Atlantic Saxophone Alliance Convention in Gainesville, Florida, the Ford Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival, the Sigurd Rascher Saxophone Seminar at Yale University, the University of Florida Saxophone Seminar, and the University of Louisville Saxophone Symposium.
Ted has also had the opportunity to be a saxophone student of jazz great, Branford Marsalis; Director of Jazz Studies at San Francisco State University, Andrew Speight; Director of Applied Saxophone at Michigan State University, Joe Lulloff; and Director of Saxophone at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, Greg Banaszak. Ted has had the opportunity to play with music legends such as Benny Carter, Marcus Belgrave, Sigurd Rascher, Nat Adderly, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Verve Pipe and CHICAGO.
Today, Ted continues to perform and teach in the Ludington area. Ted has served as Fine Arts Chair for the Ludington High School Curriculum Council, Vice President of Jazz Studies for Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, District 1 and Board of Directors for the Ludington Area Arts Council.
Currently, Ted serves on the Michigan State University School of Music Alumni Board of Directors. Ted is married to his supportive wife, Angela, and is the proud father of daughter, Kaylee and son Kyle.