Ted Ashton serves as instructor of String Chamber Ensembles, Coordinator of Music Education, performs with the faculty string quartet and teaches applied violin. Prior to joining the BYU-Idaho faculty, he taught orchestra for over 20 years in the public schools in Logan and Provo, Utah. Mr. Ashton received his Bachelor of Music degree from Brigham Young University studying violin with Henri Temianka and Percy Kalt, and viola with David Dalton. He received a Master of Education degree from Utah State University. He is a recipient of the 'National School Educator Award,' now called the 'Elizabeth Green Educator Award' from the American String Teachers Association and a 'Special Recognition for Excellence in Teaching' citation from the Utah Music Educators Association. He has served in state and local positions of ASTA, Music Educators National Conference, and the Utah Music Educators Association. He is an active clinician and particularly enjoys the public schools.