Ted Jones

Ted Jones

Ted Jones knows the theatre inside and outside, from the stress of performance and the thrill of applause to the responsibilities of lighting a professional production. His formal professional education started with a Bachelor of Music degree from Henderson College and ended with a term as a Fulbright Scholar studying Technical Facilities. This background allows him to view all aspects of a theatrical program and objectively critique the needs and opportunities for the space. Ted has supervised many projects and brought them to fruition. He understands the necessary elements of rigging, lighting and the mechanical devices that comprise proper equipment to do the job. His many years as a theatre consultant have honed his ability to direct the varied activities associated with construction documentation, review of plans, and post construction assessment and training. Ted has retired from the daily activities of the firm but remains available to Jones & Phillips as an "at counsel" member of the firm. As such, he continues to work on selected projects where his background as a musician and opera singer and his years of experience as a consultant can be of service.

Project Role

  • Equipment Design and Installation Inspection
  • Specification, Bid, and Construction Coordination
  • Facility Operations and Existing Equipment Evaluation


  • Fulbright Scholar - Technical Facilities. 1961-62.
  • Graduate Study: Indiana University. 1957-58.
  • Texas Christian University. 1956-57.
  • Bachelor of Music, Henderson College. 1953.


  • United Scenic Artists, Local Union 829.
  • United States Institute for Theatre Technology.


  • Co-principal of Jones & Phillips Associates, Inc. 1974-1996. Consultant "At Counsel" to Jones & Phillips Associates, Inc. 1996-present.
  • Director of Technical Facilities, School of Music, Indiana University. 1978-1996.
  • Chairman of Department for Technical Studies in Music, School of Music, Indiana University. Developed the A.A. degrees in Stage Technology, Costume Construction, String Instrument Building and Repair, and Audio Recording. Professor of Theatre Rigging and Lighting. 1972-1996.
  • Theatre Consultant. Projects include: Musical Arts Center, Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana; New Harmony Historic Theatre Preservation - New Harmony, Indiana; Lighting System for Seattle Opera - Seattle, Washington; Rigging System Design, Indiana University - South Bend, Indiana. 1961-1974.
  • Lighting Designer, professional productions include Pacific Northwest Wagner Festival Ring Cycle. 1975-1977; Die Walkure, Philadelphia. 1976.
  • Sang professionally with State Fair Musicals, Dallas, Texas. 1951, 1953, 1956. Fort Worth Civic Opera. 1957.

Professional Activities & Awards

  • Life Member of United States Institute of Theatre Technology, 1999.
  • Fellow of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology. 1976.
  • Life member for Professional Achievement, USITT. 1988.
  • USITT Board of Directors. 1966-1968, 1974-1976.
  • Listed "Who's Who in Theatre Consulting," Theatre Crafts. 1983.