He has exhibited his work at sound art festivals and exhibits including the SoundCulture festival in San Francisco; the Ussachevsky Festival in Claremont, California; the Audio Art Festival in Krakow, Poland; the Sound Symposium in St. John's Newfoundland. the O.K. Center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria, and the Academy of Arts, Berlin.
He was twice a prizewinner at the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition for his sound installations; his sound installation received an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2001; his sound installation won the grand prize in the 2004 Idaho Triennial; and he won the fist annual FETA prize for sound art in 2013.
Ted Apel received his M.A. in electroacoustic music at Dartmouth College studying with Jon Appleton, Larry Polansky, Kathryn Alexander, and Christian Wolff. He received his Ph.D. in computer music at the University of California, San Diego studying with Miller Puckette, Shlomo Dubnov, Haim Steinbach, Charles Curtis, and F. Richard Moore.
He divides his time between Boise, Idaho and Wellington, New Zealand where he is a Lecturer in Electronic Music and Sonic Arts at Victoria University of Wellington.