Edward A.'Ted' Shure's Biography

Edward Shure - Founder Of Shure StudiosEdward Shure - Founder Of Shure Studios

Edward A. "Ted" 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 and Victor Rosenbaum.

He studied choral conducting with Lorna Cooke DeVaron, vocal coaching with Mark Pearson, and orchestral conducting with Steven Karidoyanes.

As a choral conductor, Mr. Shure held the post of Music Director for the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale and director for a variety of church ensembles. 

Mr. Shure is the Director of the Cuyahoga Falls Community Chorus, a post he has held since 2004.

Mr. Shure is the Founding Director of the Stow Chamber Orchestra Chorus and was the director of the Chagrin Valley Choral Union.

During the inaugural season of the Stow Chamber Orchestra Chorus, Mr. Shure prepared Handel's Messiah and a holiday concert in addition to a critically acclaimed performance of Vivaldi's Gloria with the Stow Chamber Orchestra.

He also prepared and conducted a concert with the SCO Chorus, which included Randall Thompson's Frostiana with special poetic narration of the Robert Frost poems by Sylvia Docking, the afternoon classical music host from 89.7 WKSU, Northeast Ohio's NPR Affiliate.

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. Since then Mr. Shure has increased the visibility, outreach, and membership of the Chorus.

Mr. Shure has won numerous competitions and has judged various competitions and festivals throughout Northeast Ohio and around the Country.

Through his many years of music study he's 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.

Mr. Shure performed as an orchestra pianist 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, 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 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 American Symphony Orchestra League.

Mr. Shure is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and Chorus America.