Ted Clifford is a Portland area composer, performer, and arranger of various styles, and currently a board member with Cascadia Composers. He began studying the piano at an early age and has performed in local and touring ensembles as a keyboardist off and on for some time. He earned his B.A. in music from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota and has continued his music education through independent studies over the past 15 years, most recently studying composition with Tomas Svoboda.