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The Music Education Assistance Project, Inc. (MEAP) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 corporation that was founded in January of 1997. It was created to help deal with diminishing musical arts funding in the middle schools and high schools of Northern Oregon and Southern Washington. Currently, its main focus is to provide scholarships for private instruction to musically gifted, but financially needy, students. Additionally, MEAP hosts educational concerts and classroom workshops.
A lifelong musician, Ted was a Board Member of both Musician's Union Local 99 and of MEAP, and devoted his time and energy to music education. In lieu of flowers, our family requests that donations be made to this organization that meant so much to him.
As one colleague wrote, "Ted was an incredible individual. He was an excellent
musician, teacher, band leader, musical contractor and business man. His
dedicated service to the music profession and its union over a span of over 50
years is incalculable. I had the great pleasure of working with Ted in the Oregon
Symphony, the orchestra pit of many Broadway shows as well as Northwest tours
with Nancy Wilson, Tom Jones, Les Elgart and others. When something needed to
be done for the music profession, Ted simply rolled up his sleeves and did it.
He will be truly missed."