Teddy Niedermaier, educator, composer and pianist, is an Assistant Professor of Core Music Studies at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He previously taught music theory at Oberlin Conservatory and currently serves on the faculty of the European American Musical Alliance summer program in Paris. Teddy completed a Doctor of Music degree in Music Composition in 2010 from Indiana University, where he studied with Claude Baker and David Dzubay. He earned two degrees in Music Composition (Master of Music and Bachelor of Music) from The Juilliard School as a student of John Corigliano, Samuel Adler, and Robert Beaser.
He has received commissions from the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, Minnesota Youth Symphonies, EAMA Chorale, Hidden Valley Music Seminars, New Juilliard Ensemble, the Minnesota Symphonic Winds, and the Philomusica Chamber Orchestra of Minneapolis. His compositions have been performed throughout the United States and in France, Germany, Kosovo, Moldova, South Korea, and Japan. Honors include the 2009 Dean’s Prize in Composition from Indiana University, two national awards from the National Federation of Music Clubs in 2007, and Honorable Mentions from the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards in 2007 and 2003. In 2011 he was nominated for an annual composition award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
As composer and pianist, Teddy has collaborated with such established artists as Thomas Stacy (New York Philharmonic), Robert Walters (Cleveland Orchestra), Elaine Douvas (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Linda Strommen (Indiana University), Roger Roe (Indianapolis Symphony), April Clayton (Brigham Young University), and Nicholas Stovall (National Symphony).