Bill Tei is presently music director at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Polkville, and teaches academics at a local private school. He was born in Cortland, grew up in Truxton and majored in Music and Elementary Education at SUNY Potsdam. He continued graduate studies at SUNY Oneonta.
Mr. Tei has played piano in pit orchestras for a number of musicals at area high schools and served as accompanist for the SUNY Cortland Choral Union during the Spring 2005 semester. He also played with the piano trio "Random Acts of Music" during the February 2005 Classical Music Festival at the Blue Frog in Cortland.