Michael Todd Kovell is an internationally acclaimed composer of original concert and film music. He has had works performed in the United States, Europe, and Australia. His “Suite for Tar and Chamber Orchestra” appeared on the award winning 2013 album “Celebrate World Music”. He has scored numerous films and has had works performed by the Northwest Sinfonia, St. Helens String Quartet, the CODE ensemble, and members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Todd received a Master’s degree in film scoring from the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program where he studied with Hummie Mann. In addition Todd has studied compostion at the Arnold Schoenberg House in Vienna and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in composition from Oberlin College where he studied composition with Richard Hoffmann.

In addition to composing Todd teaches music theory for the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring program, founded the Seattle School of Strings, and conducts the Phinney Ridge Orchestras in Seattle. Many of his original compositions and arrangements are available at