A Tribute to Prof. Karp

In memoriam
Theodore Cyrus Karp
(b. New York, NY, July 17, 1926; d. Wilmette, IL, November 5, 2015)

By Judith S. Karp (Nov. 8, 2015)

My husband Ted Karp enjoyed a long and productive life as a musician, scholar and family man. Ted was the oldest son of pianist and piano teacher Charles Karp and Henrietta Karp, a homemaker and accountant. His father, who died when Ted was 16 years old (his brother, Gilbert, 8), left him with a love of piano playing that determined and fed his career in music. His family’s need developed his resourcefulness, as he took on his father’s teaching obligations to help support the family.

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