Ted Rounds joined the faculty of Kent State University in 1995. From 1989 until 1995 he was a member of the percussion faculty of Ithaca College. Mr. Rounds graduated from the Eastman School of Music in 1978, and then worked as a free-lance percussionist in the Boston area from 1979-1987. As a studio musician, Rounds has performed for film, television, and radio, and has recorded tracks for popular entertainers as well as recordings of chamber music of notable composers. Rounds was also a member of the faculty at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania from 1992-95 where he conducted the Wind Ensemble, directed the percussion program, and initiated the electronic music program with courses in software driven sequencing and notation.