Ted Masur was an undergraduate at Yale University, where he fell in love with the community experience of choral music. Inspired by the desire to create that sense of community for others, he worked as a choral director at Abington Friends School for three years. The desire to deepen his skills as a musician led him to a master’s degree at Indiana University, Bloomington. There he studied choral conducting and music composition, while teaching music theory to undergraduates. In 2000, he moved to San Francisco to work as choral director at the Urban School of San Francisco, and five years later, after winning an ASCAP award, he left San Francisco to pursue opportunities as a composer for film and television music in Los Angeles. With colleagues at Idyllwild Arts Academy, he created a highly collaborative program in film scoring. Ted recently finished a two-year term as composer-in-residence at the VYMA Music Project in Pasadena. He continues to write music for film, television, and educational ensembles.