A headshot of Todd Groves

BM '99

Music - Instrumental Performance (BM)

Studying at UArts prepared me for a life in music. My amazing teachers and mentors encouraged me to develop my musicianship while preparing me for situations I could not imagine.

Todd Groves is a New York City-based performer and composer, performing and recording on saxophones, flutes, clarinets, recorders and world flutes. His performances include Broadway pit orchestras, jazz ensembles, commercial ensembles, classical orchestras, solo appearances and more.

Todd is reed 1 for Disney's Aladdin; has been an orchestra member for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and New York City Center’s Encores since 2009; plays frequently with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, and American Symphony; and is a member of both the New York and New Jersey Saxophone Quartets. Recent Broadway performances include Sunday in the Park with George, Motown the Musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Follies and Catch Me If You Can. He has performed with Seth MacFarlane, Audra McDonald, Michael Feinstein, Kristin Chenoweth, Randy Newman, Johnny Mathis, Boyz II Men, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and many others.

Todd is adjunct professor of saxophone and jazz at the University of Delaware, saxophone at Brooklyn College, and woodwind doubling at New Jersey City University. He also teaches at the Summer Music in Tuscany chamber music festival.

As a composer, Todd focuses on writing chamber music for woodwinds and music for jazz ensembles of various sizes.