Tod Brody (flute) is in the forefront of contemporary music activity in Northern California as principal flutist with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Earplay, and the Empyrean Ensemble. He has performed numerous world premieres, and has been extensively recorded. His varied musical life also includes teaching flute and chamber music at the University of California, Davis, and playing principal flute for the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, the Sacramento Opera, and the California Musical Theater. He also appears frequently in the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Ballet orchestras, and in other chamber and orchestral settings throughout the region. In addition to his work as a performer and teacher, Brody serves composers and new music as executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Composers Forum, which is dedicated to supporting composers through a variety of educational, residency, and granting programs. He has been a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players since 2001.