WSCC Professor Ted Malt Awarded Honorary Membership
West Shore Community College Professor of Music Studies and Director of Performing Arts Ted Malt was recognized by the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) this past week.
Malt was awarded an honorary lifetime membership in the MSBOA. Honorary appointments are given through a nomination and committee approval process, recognizing significant contributions to the field of instrumental music. Andrea Mack, Manistee High School band director, nominated Malt. “Ted helps me every time I request anything and I know he would do the same for anyone who asks,” stated Mack. “He is giving of his time, resources, and always encouraging of students.”
The MSBOA is organized in regional-district associations in both the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan, serving over 1,500 public, parochial and private schools. The MSBOA consists of more than 1,600 instrumental music teachers certified by the State of Michigan to teach music education in schools.
Malt began his musical education at the age of nine studying classical piano and saxophone. He has spent the past 22 years teaching and performing. Not only has he had the opportunity to perform with music legends, he actively works to bring high caliber artists to local communities to perform, educate, and inspire.
“Ted exemplifies what it means for the college to be a part of a community,” stated WSCC President, Scott Ward. “We are proud of his accomplishments and thankful he is a part of our team.”