Tadd Russo (b. 1976, Parma, Ohio) received his master’s degree in composition from The Ohio State University, where his principal instructor was Thomas Wells. Critic Ralph O’Dette has praised his lyrical gift, hailing his music for the theatre as memorable. Tadd has studied film and Broadway orchestration with Steven Scott Smalley and Joe Gianono. His music has been performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland; the OCEAn festival in Oberlin, Ohio; the Electrolune Festival in Lunel, France; the Society of Composers National Convention in San Antonio, Texas; and by the Dallas Wind Symphony. As an arranger/orchestrator, he has worked with Ben Vereen, Ronan Tynan, Darin Atwaterís Soulful Symphony, Empire Brass, and Kool and the Gang, among others. Tadd currently serves as a composer/arranger for The United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC and teaches music technology at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.