Artistic Director of the Memphis Symphony Chorus
Dr. Lawrence Edwards has been the Artistic Director of the Memphis Symphony Chorus, since the 1987-1988 season. He has also been the Director of Choral
Activities for the University of Memphis’ Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music since
1987. His responsibilities there include
directing the vocal ensemble Sound Fuzion, and the University Singers. He also teaches and mentors both graduate and
undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Choral Conducting. He is active as a choral clinician, working
with junior and senior high school choirs.
received his undergraduate degree in music from Seattle Pacific University,
where he directed the Seattle Pacific Singers.
He holds both Masters and Doctoral degrees in Music from the University
of Illinois at Champaign, where he studied orchestral conducting with Romanian
conductor Mircia Cristescu. Prior to
assuming his position at the University of Memphis and the Memphis Symphony, he
was Director of Choral Activities, Music Director and Conductor of Musical Theatre
at West Virginia University in Morgantown.