Since obtaining his Music Education degree in 1994, Todd has worked with a number of well-regarded orchestra directors, including Jindong Cai, Director of Orchestras at Stanford University, and Bonnie Terry, Associate Concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony. He spent two years as the Graduate Assistant Conductor of the University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra in Tucson and also played both violin and viola in the UA Symphony Orchestra.
For the past 13 years, Todd has worked as the conductor for Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Virginia, conducting their Chamber Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and 9th Grade Orchestra. Under his direction, the Hickory Chamber Orchestra was selected to perform at the 2006 VMEA State Conference in Hot Springs, Virginia. They have also performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. In addition to his impressive teaching experience, Todd has also published a number of orchestral pieces through Alfred Music Publishing. "Winter Solstice" was published in 2010, and is currently the second-best-selling string piece from Alfred Music for that year. Several of his other pieces have been selected by J.W. Pepper for the Editors' Choice honors, including "Moon Bass," two classical symphony arrangements, and one pop arrangement. Todd Parrish will also take over as Orchestra Editor for Wingert-Jones Publishing. J.W. PepperŽ, the leading retailer of sheet music in the world, has been in business for over 130 years, with 11 store locations and 2 distribution centers across the country. jwpepper.com