Theodore Cohen
Status: Member
Member Since: August 28, 2009
Last Visit:April 4, 2012

Theodore Cohen

As a youth, Dr. Cohen studied the piano for eleven years and the violin for nine. He was the concertmaster of his high school’s orchestra. In 1956, the last time he played the violin for many years, he was named co–first chair of the Milwaukee All-City Senior Orchestra. After a fifty-year hiatus, Dr. Cohen returned to the instrument in 2006. In mid-2007, he was accepted as a member of the Bryn Athyn Orchestra, which was formed in 1926 and is based at Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. At BAO concerts, Dr. Cohen plays a Jonathan Cooper copy from Guadagnini's Tourin period (late 18th century) with a Manoel Francisco bow. He combines his love of music and electronics by experimenting with his Zeta “Jean-Luc Ponty Signature” electric violin and J.G. Bottoni bow. In October 2009, Dr. Cohen published his first novel, Full Circle: A Dream Denied, A Vision Fulfilled. The book, from AuthorHouse (, is based on real events in his life. It will appeal to anyone with an interest in music, radio, and communications, and in how it was to grow up in a family whose members trace their heritage to that great wave of immigrants that crashed onto America’s shores in the mid- to late 1800s.