Gary A. Edwards Composer
Gary A. Edwards was born in Spokane, Washington. He attended the first 12 years of school in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He started playing string bass in the Spokane Symphony orchestra at age 18. Gary graduated from Indiana University with a BME degree. Gary taught public school instrumental music and played bass in the Louisville Symphony Orchestra.
Since 1956, Gary has performed in bands of all sizes from single to symphony and many styles from opera to rock and country; to classical, choral and musical theatre.
Gary composes in most styles including classical, rock, country, children's, jazz, choral, gospel, Latin film, and musical theatre. His music has received airplay in Washington, Idaho and other states and internationally in Argentina, Russia, Estonia and other countries.
He writes for various types of groups including piano solo, cello solo, bass solo and duet, string trio, string orchestra, youth orchestra, full orchestra, wind, band and brass ensemble, pit orchestra, rock and country bands at all levels of difficulty.
Gary has written eight musicals, an opera, two concertos, three screenplays, a TV sit-com and hundreds of pieces of music. He has worked for years as a composer, videographer, editor and Spanish translator for CMTV Community Minded Television.
He has released nine music CDs, two music videos and formed www.EdwardsMusicSite.com (ASCAP) that primarily releases his music. Gary has received three grants from ASCAP recognizing his composing contributions to the cultural scene.
Gary composed the soundtrack for a movie he produced called How To Date Beautiful Women on DVD at Amazon.com. His screenplay, The Prodigy received two Fresh Voices Spotlight Award Nominations. He was Playwright/Composer in Residence at the Ignite Theater. His musical Christmas on The Concourse ended a two week run on December 20th, 2016 and was a huge success. He was Artist in Residence at the Carson City Symphony’s Strings in The Schools Harmonica Festival May 9, 2015 in Nevada featuring a concert of his compositions. He has also published seventeen books and dozens of articles in magazines. His books, music CDS and movie are available on Amazon. For more information contact Gedward@roadrunner.com