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Ted Clark

Ted Clark is a trumpet player based in Northeastern Ohio. Originally from Canada, Ted began his career in Toronto where he was a member of the Toronto Brass Quintet and performed with a variety of ensembles including the National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Orchestra London, Symphony Nova Scotia, Hamilton Philharmonic, and the Kitchener-Waterloo, Thunder Bay, Windsor, and Niagara Symphonies. For ten years he was a member of the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra, performing musical theatre productions in Prince Edward Island each summer. Since moving to Ohio in 2016 he has performed extensively with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the Erie Philharmonic, Cleveland Opera, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, and the Chautauqua, Columbus, Akron, and Canton Symphonies. He has appeared on stage with The Who, Weird Al Yankovic, Hanson, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, and Il Divo. Having earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2019, Ted is currently on faculty at The Ohio State University, the College of Wooster, and Malone University. In addition to being a member of Firelands he holds the position of Second Trumpet with the Ashland Symphony Orchestra.

An avid road cyclist, Ted raced for the Dark Horse Flyers and Wheels of Bloor racing teams while living in Toronto, winning eleven races in Canada and the United States. He still rides as often as he can but hung up his race wheels in 2016 after finishing in the top ten of both the Ohio State and Ontario Provincial Road Racing Championships. He lives in Mentor with his wife, Katie, and their two children: Jackson and Sarah.