player and timpanist who attended the University of Southern
California and studied with Vincent DeRosa and William Kraft.
In 1971, he
joined the faculty of California State University
He is a
founding member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and the Pacific
Symphony. Other groups with
whom he has worked include the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra, the Hollywood Bowl
Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Opera Pacific, and the Pasadena
1975, the Abnuceals Emuukha
Electric Symphony Orchestra interpreted works of Frank Zappa in Royce Hall
at the University of California-Los
Members of the
faculty at CSU-Fullerton performed Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Septet
in E flat major, Op. 20” on 16th March 2003.
In May 2010,
Todd was a guest artist at the Southwest Horn Convention in San Diego, California.
which he appears include: Diamond in the Rough by Jessi Colter; Five & Dime by David Ackles; The Movie
Album: As Time Goes By by Neil Diamond; One
Shot Deal by Frank Zappa; Quiet
Nights by Diana Krall; and, Serenada Schizophrana
by Danny Elfman.
He can also be
heard on the soundtracks of The
Affair of the Necklace, Bulletproof
Monk, Conspiracy Theory, Dances with Wolves, Dreamcatcher,
Eight Legged Freaks, Fantastic 4, Ice Age, Jay and Silent
Bob Strike Back, Joy Ride, Love at First Bite, Out of Africa, The Punisher, Robots,
Titanic, Wanted, XXX, and Yours, Mine and Ours.
On the small
screen, he performed on the scores of The
The Greatest American Hero, Gunsmoke, JAG, and The Rockford Files.
He is the
author of Carved in Stone: The Life and Musical Legacy of