Jan 25, 2018
Ted DeDee
Guiding the Overture Center

Ted DeDee is the President and CEO of Overture Center for the Arts. Ted comes to Madison from New Albany, Ohio, near Columbus, where he oversaw the building and opening of the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, which opened in 2008. Prior to that, he oversaw the design, building and opening of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tenn. He has managed a number of performing arts facilities in Tennesee, Dallas and New York State in a career that spans nearly 35 years.

Ted earned a degree in music education from the State University of New York, College at Fredonia. He managed the Eastman Theatre in Rochester from 1978-88; opened and ran the newly-built Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas from 1988-94; served as executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville from 1995-2002; helped design and construct the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, also in Nashville, from 2002 until it opened in 2006, and stayed on as executive director until 2007, when he moved on to the McCoy Center, where he has served as executive director for the past five years. He is one of only about a dozen peforming arts venue managers in the country to hold the title of Certified Facility Executive (CFE) from the International Association of Venue Managers.