Todd Sullivan, instructor of viola, is a performer, conductor, and arranger with extensive experience in theatre, symphony orchestras, studio recording, and solo performance. Todd is currently concertmaster of the Allegro Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster and the Hershey Theatre house orchestra where he has performed with numerous national tours of show including West Side Story; Annie; Lights in the Piazza; Spamalot; Kiss Me, Kate; Camelot and The King & I. He is also a substitute violinist for Wicked on Broadway. He has performed as concertmaster in 2010-2011 for the national tour of South Pacific and was substitute solo violinst for the 2013 Broadway production of Nice Work If You Can Get It.
As a conductor, Todd served as music director and principal arranger for the backup orchestra to the Boston String Quartet on its national tours for three seasons. He is currently orchestrator and music director for the New York productions of Selchie and Love Me Again and has worked in the same capacity for the New York production of Mother Russia which premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2008. Guest conducting appearances include the Pottstown Symphony (Pennsylvania) and the national tour of Natalie Merchant (from 10,000 Maniacs.)
With a committment to teaching the next generation of musicians, Todd is proud to be music director of the Music in Schools program sponsored by the Reading Musical Foundation which provides concerts to sixty schools throughout Berks County, Pennsylvania each year. He is also artistic director of the Assai! Performance Institute, a summer festival dedicated to intensive training for string students.
Todd studied viola with CJ Cjang (Philadelphia Orchestra), Karen Tuttle and Mark Jakobs (Cleveland Orchestra.) His violin studies began with Harvey Krasney and continued with Daniel Heifetz at Carnegie Mellon University.
MUS 282 B Viola