Todd Snead is a Chicago resident, was formerly the Executive Director of Spirit of Atlanta (2011- 2013) when they revived the corps and got themselves back into finals under his leadership. He is currently the Manager of School Engagement for the Lyric Opera.
Todd Snead holds a Bachelor of Music from Texas Tech University, a Master of Music from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from Georgia State University. Snead began his career teaching high school band in Texas and later performed with the Broadway musical Blast, served as the Education Coordinator for The Phoenix Symphony, and has worked actively with music education partnerships in Atlanta, Georgia. He has provided professional development for teachers, as well as musicians in the Atlanta and Charleston Symphony Orchestras, and is published in Music Educators Journal and Teaching Music.