Edwin T. Childs


Edwin T. Childs, b. 1945, is a native of New Hampshire. He has studied composition with Jack Goode at Wheaton College, IL (BM), Wayne Barlow, Warren Benson, and Samuel Adler at the Eastman School of Music (PhD), and with Alice Parker. He has taught music theory and composition at Cairn University (Philadelphia), Biola University (CA), and is currently retired from teaching at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He is an arranger and composer of sacred and secular choral, vocal, keyboard and instrumental music and received the Illinois American Choral Directors Association Composition Award for 1998, 2008, and 2012.

He has five CD’s of his music: “Songs for the Journey,” Gerard Sundberg, baritone; “Songs Through Endless Ages,” Gerard Sundberg; “All Might and Majesty,” Brenda Portman, organ; “At the River,” spirituals for flute, viola and harp; and “Like A Child At Home,” Sherry MacLean, soprano (Fall 2014). Various publishers publish his music, and he is a member of ASCAP, ACDA, AGO, and HSA&C.

Ed is an organist, an avid bicyclist, and uses all things Apple Computer.

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