Charlotte Street Foundation identifies the needs and fuels the evolution of an ever-changing multidisciplinary arts ecosystem, acting as its primary provocateur. We cultivate the contemporary, the exceptional, and the unexpected in the practice of artists working in and engaging with the Kansas City Art Community
Ted King-Smith is a composer, educator, and saxophonist based in Kansas City, Missouri. Interested in the intersection of acoustic and electronic forces in music, his compositions synthesize various influences into engaging works that emphasize virtuosity and improvisation. Recent recognition for his music has come from I Care if You Listen, BMI, and the American Prize. Ted’s music has been featured at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the Florida State University Festival of New Music, Late Night at National Sawdust, WFMT and WKCR, and other conferences and festivals. He holds degrees from the Hartt School of Music, Washington State University, and the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Ted is currently an adjunct faculty member at Kansas City Kansas Community College and Johnson County Community College where he teaches courses in music technology, audio, and multimedia. He is also active as a performer with the Mnemosyne Quartet; and is a board member of the NewEar Contemporary Chamber ensemble and Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcEMA).