Mr. Edwards holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College, and a Master of Music in Conducting (summa cum laude) from Temple
University where his articulate musicianship was nurtured under the private tutelage of Robert Page, Associate Conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra.
In 1975, Mr. Edwards prepared one of two chamber
ensembles for the Philadelphia Orchestra world premier of Alberto Ginastera's symphonic Passion setting "Turbae", Robert Page, conductor.
The following year, he established the Northeastern Pennsylvania
Philharmonic Chorus, preparing a 150-voice choir for regional premier performances of the Beethoven "Symphony No. 9" and Verdi's
Subsequently, he became Music Director and
Conductor of Sinfonia da Camera, Northeastern Pennsylvania's resident chamber orchestra, The Greater Hazleton Oratorio Society and The Singers' Guild of Scranton.
During this period, Mr. Edwards served as an
Adjunct Professor at the University of Scranton; as Director of Choirs for the Cathedral of the Diocese of Scranton; and as Classical Music Program Director for Radio Station WYZZ.