Tedd Griepentrog, Executive Director
Tedd Griepentrog served with the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, DC, the military’s premier touring concert band, for 20 years. As Saxophone Soloist, he performed in all 50 states and 14 countries, premiered 12 new works for saxophone, and was featured in numerous television broadcasts and recordings. As Educational Activities Coordinator, he developed the Field Band’s Legacy CD reference recordings and Instructional Video series, and coordinated clinics and performances that annually reached more than 100,000 students across the nation. During his tenure, he performed for every U.S. President from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush.
Mr. Griepentrog served as a saxophone clinician for the Leblanc/Yanagisawa Corporation and received the 2003 Outstanding Music Educator Award from MENC—The National Association for Music Education. He has performed with the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Milwaukee Symphony, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He was featured in a cover story in the internationally-distributed Saxophone Journal magazine.
He has been a presenter at conferences of the Music Educators National Conference, the Network of Visual and Performing Arts Schools, the National Association of Partners in Education, Created to Praise, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Goucher College.
Since retiring from the military in 2003, Mr. Griepentrog serves as Executive Director of the Columbia Orchestra and teaches Band and General Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Glen Burnie, MD. He and his wife, Maureen Griepentrog, publish their choral compositions and band arrangements through their company, Treble C Music.