Todd Sullivan

In addition to his work as a violin and viola teacher here at the Concertmaster Violin Studio, Todd is Professor of Viola at Franklin & Marshall College and Lancaster Bible College.    Todd also maintains an active and exciting performance career with extensive experience in theatre, symphony orchestras, and solo performance. 


Todd is currently concertmaster of the Allegro Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster and first violinist with the Reading Symphony Orchestra.  Past orchestral work includes the Little Orchestra Society (New York City) and engagements as concertmaster for Ray Charles, Patti Austin, Manheim Steamroller, and Chuck Mangione. 


Todd has performed on Broadway as a violinist and violist for "Wicked" and as a substitute solo violinist on the 2013 productions of "Nice Work If You Can Get It" starring Matthew Broderick.  In the 2010-11 season he was concertmaster for the national touring production of "South Pacific" and has additionally performed for numerous off-broadway and regional theatres.


Todd has been concertmaster for the Hershey Theatre orchestra for the last decade, performing in its regular series of national touring productions, including West Side Story, Annie, Lights in the Piazza, Spamalot, Kiss Me Kate, Camelot, and The King & I.  In the 2000 season Todd was concertmaster of the American Music Theatre in Lancaster. 

Todd’s experience in conducting and arranging/orchestration also serves a valuable role in his instruction to students.  He served as music director and principal arranger for the backup orchestra to the Boston String Quartet on its national tours for three seasons.  He was an orchestrator and Music Director for the New York production of “Mother Russia”, premiered at Carnegie Hall in 2008.  Additionally, Todd works as a freelance conductor and arranger for studio recordings with his orchestra based out of New York, recent releases including Patrice Kaluza's "At Last", "Voices of Legends" with Eric Kearns, and "Believe" with Sandy Bainum.


Educational Background:

BFA '99  Carnegie Mellon University
with Daniel Heifetz, violin
and Thom Douglas, conducting

Viola teachers:
Karen Tuttle
CJ Chang, Philadelphia Orchestra