Todd London is a musician with a wide range of
skills and experiences.
recently, Todd has been performing with the Nashville Praise Symphony, Alabama
Symphony, Chester Thompson, Matrix Percussion Trio, Belmont Faculty Jazz
Ensemble, Suzy Bogguss, Orchestra Nashville, Pan In Harmony Steel Drum Band,
Deep Grooves Steel Drum Band, Coral Bay Steel Drum Band, and Egyptian Love
Cookie. Through his association with the
Nashville Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Nashville, Todd has performed at the
Schermerhorn Symphony Center with artists such as Donna Summer and Wynonna
Judd, and at both the Bonnaroo Music Festival and the historic Ryman Auditorium
with Trey Anastasio. In 2005, Mr. London
performed with the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s George Shearing Ensemble at the
IAJE Convention in Long Beach, California.
Todd has also performed as a featured vibist and percussionist in
numerous ensembles from the Nashville Jazz Workshop such as the Cal Tjader
Ensemble, Cuban Music Ensemble, and Brazilian Music Ensemble. In the past several years, he has been an
active teacher and performer in the area of contemporary worship music
traveling to numerous places throughout the United States and abroad. Todd recently appeared on the PBS TV special,
Orla Fallon’s Celtic Christmas, and
was featured on WPLN’s radio program, Live
In Studio C, with Chester Thompson.
He has also appeared on Nashville Public Television’s Recital Hall as a featured
performer. He may be heard on Anhedonia
and Human Arts record label recordings as well as numerous independent
compositions have been featured on shows such as Guiding Light and As The World Turns. He has also composed the music for two
children’s ballets commissioned by the Nashville Ballet, The Singing Tortoise and The
Emperor and The Nightingale. In
addition, Todd has composed numerous works for percussion and steel band.
received recognition from the National Academy of Television Arts &
Sciences for contributions to the Guiding
Light’s Emmy Award-winning Achievement for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama
Series (1997-1998, 2006-2007, 2007-2008) and for Outstanding Original Song (2000-2001).
holds the Master of Music degree from the University of Georgia at Athens with
a major in Percussion Performance, where he studied with Dr. Thomas McCutchen
and Dr. Arvin Scott. His Bachelor of
Music degree is from Belmont University in Nashville with a major in Commercial
Music Performance, where he studied with Sam Bacco and Dale Armstrong.
is currently an adjunct faculty member at Belmont University in Nashville. He teaches applied percussion, ethnic
percussion, commercial percussion seminars, and directs the Belmont World
Percussion Ensemble. He has been on the
hosting committees for the Percussive Arts Society’s Tennessee Day of
Percussion in 1999 and 2000, and the International Convention in 2001 and 2004. He has served as an adjudicator for the
Nashville Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition, the Georgia High School
All-State Band and Orchestra auditions and South Carolina’s State Solo
Festival. He has also authored several
drumset articles for Mel Bay’s Percussion