Edmund believes passionately in education and has worked as a teacher for a number of years. He was Assistant Director of music at Westminster Under School and has also taught (A level and composition) at Trinity College of Music. In 2012 he was visiting composer at King’s High School for Girls, Warwick. Currently he teaches composition at the Royal Academy of Music (Junior Department) and is a Lecturer in Composing for the Moving Image at City University.
A number of his compositions are aimed specifically at the early learner. These include ‘Piano Star’ (published by ABRSM), ‘My Family and Other Animals’ (for clarinet and piano) ‘Aiming High’ (for oboe and piano, published by Stainer and Bell), ‘Taking Off/Flying High’ (for clarinet and piano, published by Spartan Press) as well as some Christmas Carols. A number of his pieces are on the ABRSM and Trinity Exam Syllabi.
He has also directed composition courses on Aldeburgh Young Musicians, Pro Corda, Sound Inventors, the Sacconi Chamber Music Festival and worked as a musical director for the National Youth Music Theatre. He regularly delivers lectures and talks including at Sheffield DocFest, The Prince’s Teaching Institute, Cambridge University, The Institute of Education, Cardiff University and the National Film and Television School. School workshops include the Purcell School of Music, Eton School, Stowe School, City of London School for Girls and King Edward VI School in Southampton.
As well as directing courses, Edmund has also acted as adjudicator for numerous Music Competitions (either performance based or composition competitions). He has been on the jury for the British Composer/Ivors Awards and has been an adjudicator for the Watford Music Festival and for the Orion Orchestra.
If you are interested in Edmund coming to give a workshop/lecture or judging a competition then please contact him.