Ted Atkatz

Ted Atkatz

Director of Percussion Studies

Office: UMC-A514
e-mail: ted.atkatz@csulb.edu

Ted Atkatz is a renowned performer, educator, recording artist, and composer. He is the former Principal Percussionist and Assistant Timpanist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ted now resides in Los Angeles, where he is an active studio musician. He has performed on over 40 motion picture soundtracks, including Frozen, The Jungle Book and Up.

Ted has performed with the Atlanta Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, and the Santa Barbara Symphony. He is also an active singer and songwriter. His band NYCO has released three albums: Two (2005), Realize (2008), and Future Imperfect (2012). NYCO performed with the Alabama Symphony in 2018.

Ted has served as the Director of Percussion Studies at Bob Cole Conservatory since 2014.