Edward A. "Ted" Shure, Shure Studios
Edward Arthur "Ted" Shure is the Founder and Artistic Director of Shure Studios in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The Studio was created to provide the highest level of musical training to talented students from all across Northeast Ohio. Mr. Shure provides advanced studies in piano, voice, conducting and chamber music. Mr. Shure performed and lectured at several locations throughout the United States in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of his father, pianist and teacher, Leonard Shure. In July Mr. Shure performed in New York at a gala celebration for his father for which New York Times music critic Allan Kozinn wrote:  "Edward Shure offered an interpretation of Schumann’s Fantasy in C (Op. 17) in which storminess and subtlety mingled."
For more information on Leonard Shure, please visit www. leonardshure.com, Honoring the Memory and Artistry Group on Facebook or @LeonardShure100 on Twitter. In demand as a choral conductor, Mr. Shure currently holds the position of Director of the Cuyahoga Falls Community Chorus, a post he has had since 2004. The Chorus provides opportunities for singers to come together in a family friendly environment to enjoy the fellowship of singing together and learning a variety of music from classical and spirituals to patriotic, musicals and more. The Chorus performs in retirement and nursing homes and hospitals, libraries, churches, for official City functions, and in public venues across Northeast Ohio. The Cuyahoga Falls Community Chorus, under Mr. Shure’s direction, performed for President George W. Bush during the President’s historic visit to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio on October 2, 2004. Mr. Shure has also held the position of music director for the Chagrin Valley Choral Union, The Stow Chamber Orchestra Chorus, the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale and director for a variety of church ensembles.  Additionally, Mr. Shure has enjoyed a long relationship with the Akron Symphony Chorus where he has served as cover conductor for full rehearsals, sectional rehearsals and auditions; and for several years as bass section leader. Mr. Shure recently joined the Masterworks Chorale of the Summit Choral Society as bass section leader in anticipation of the group's performance of "The Passion According to St. Matthew" by Bach under the direction of Dr. Frank C. Jacobs, Founder and Artistic Director, on Saturday, April 23, 2010 in EJ Thomas Hall.  In demand as an adjudicator, Mr. Shure has judged various competitions and festivals throughout Northeast Ohio and around the Country. Mr. Shure gained significant knowledge in both teaching and performing through his participation in master classes and chamber music classes with such acclaimed musicians as Joseph Gingold, Dorothy DeLay, Leonard Shure, Menahem Pressler, Andre Watts, Gabriel Chodos, Russell Sherman, and Benjamin Zander. As an orchestra pianist, Mr. Shure has performed with the New Mexico and the Savannah Symphony Orchestras. He also founded and performed in chamber music series with the Greensboro (NC), New Mexico, Savannah (GA), and Shreveport (LA) Symphony Orchestras. As a rehearsal accompanist, Mr. Shure worked with such distinguished conductors as Claudio Abbado, Robert Shaw, Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Antal Dorati, Randall Thompson, and Sir Andrew Davis. He has also performed as an accompanist with a variety of instrumental and vocal ensembles. Mr. Shure received a bachelor of music in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. His primary piano teachers were Leonard Shure (his father) and Victor Rosenbaum. He studied choral conducting with Lorna Cooke DeVaron, vocal coaching with Mark Pearson, and orchestral conducting with Steven Karidoyanes.  Following a Fellowship from the League of American Orchestras' "Orchestra Management Fellowship Program" (Class of 1984), Mr. Shure became Orchestra Manger for the Savannah (GA) Symphony and Executive Director for the Greensboro (NC), Shreveport (LA) and Alexandria (VA) Symphony Orchestras.  Among Mr. Shure's accomplishments in orchestra management was the founding of a special holiday concert for which admission was non-perishable food items to feed the hungry. It was sponsored by the (then) ABC affiliate, WGHP and held in the Greensboro Coliseum. 24 years later, the event is stronger than ever with a record 712,000 items donated in and around the December 2010 concert (Source WGHP). Mr. Shure serves as a volunteer for numerous organizations locally and nationally including the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Ohio Music Teachers Association State Board of Directors, and the League of American Orchestras. He is the East Central Division Coordinator for the MTNA Student Composition Competition (covering a five state region). Mr. Shure is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America and 89.7 WKSU (NE Ohio's NPR Affiliate). Mr. Shure performs and teaches on a Steinway Piano.  Facebook: Shure Studios Twitter: @ShureStudios Web: www.shurestudios.com  Mr. Shure, his wife, Gina, and their daughter Kathryn, reside in Cuyahoga Falls. His hobbies include photography, swimming, flight simulation and Web design.
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