Education: Middlebury Union High School, Bachelor of Music from The Eastman School of Music, Master of Music from The Cleveland Institute of Music
Hometown: Middlebury, Vermont
Neighborhood: Madeira, Ohio
Joined the CSO in 2004
Favorite orchestral work: Der Rosenklavier by Richard Strauss
Current playlist: A lot of death metal and hardcore punk right now!
Activities and organizations outside of CSO: I am the Producing Artistic Director with concert:nova, a genre bending new music chamber ensemble.
Family: Married to Ixi Chen, CSO Clarinet, and we have three crazy inspiring sons
Fun fact about Theodore: I had to play trombone in my high school band because we had no orchestra, and I wanted to do something musical. Also tattoos.
Hobbies: Brazilian jiujitsu, obstacle races and ultra marathons