Theo grew up in Farmington Hills, MI and became a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society when he was 15 years old. He graduated from Anderson University with Music Honors with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in 2010, taught in the public schools for 7 years, and is now earning his master’s degree in Choral Conducting at Ball State University, assisting with the choral program and teaching music theory classes. He the Musical Director of Circle City Sound and is an active composer and arranger (www.theohicksmusic.com). He also enjoys serving as a guest conductor and clinician for music education events around the world, and has presented at numerous music education conferences (including ICDA, IMEA, and NAfME). He lives in Noblesville, IN with his wife, Laura, and their daughter, Nora.