A Northeast Ohio native, Edward began his studies at Kent State University earning a degree in Psychology, while also beginning his tenure as Organist/Choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church, Kent. He continued his studies at KSU accepting a choral assistant scholarship at the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, studying composition, voice, and conducting. During his season as assistant conductor at Opera in the Ozarks, he won the Young Artist Award from the NFMC for the 1999 season’s production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. Upon completion of his B.A. in Music and M.M. in Conducting, Edward joined the staff of the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music as a collaborative artist working with vocalists, instrumentalists and ensembles, performing in numerous studios, recitals and concerts. Edward worked extensively before and after the turn of the century for the Kent/Blossom Music Festival both in operations and administrative roles, and as rehearsal conductor for their chamber orchestra programs. He joined the staff of Opera Cleveland for their 2007 and 2008 seasons as assistant chorus master. In 2008, he began teaching music, and later gardening and agriculture at Spring Garden Waldorf School in Akron, Ohio where he continues teaching presently. He completed an eight-year course in Biodynamic Gardening and Agriculture and was certified in 2018, and in 2019 completed his certification in Waldorf Music from Sunbridge College in Ghent, New York. Most recently, after 26 years at Christ Episcopal Church, he assumed the position of Organist/Choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Canton, Ohio. Edward lives with his wife Jennifer and their two much loved dogs in Kent, Ohio.