Prizes and Awards
First Prizes include: Freudig Singers Choral Composition Competition, USA; Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition, USA; Amadeus Choir Song writing Competition, Canada; Ely Consort Advent Composing Competition; Hendrix Candlelight Carol Competition, USA; Renée B. Fisher Composer Award, USA. (Further details below).
In Chronological Order:
Sight Reading Competition Winner 2022: Five new pieces for string orchestra selected as set works for performance by the South Carolina State Performance Assessment March 2022.
‘Sea Fever’ highly commended in the CIMCF (Cornwall International Male Choral Festival) competition (November 2021)
‘Adoramus te, Christe’ (SATB) awarded second prize in the Aula Musica Coral Composition Competition (June 2021)
‘O Nata Lux’ selected for performance from a call for scores by Harlequin Chamber Choir (January 2021)
‘What comes after M?’ for ensemble received an Honorable Mention in Azimuth Orchestra’s Call for Scores 2020.
‘Moments’ for two trumpets was given an Honorable Mention in Diversity Initiative’s Call for Scores 2020.
‘The Mechanicals’ for solo tuba given an Honorable Mention in the Leonard Falcone Festival Competition March 2020. It is now published by Cimarron Music Press.
‘A Sunny Day’ for string orchestra selected as a set work for performance by the South Carolina State Performance Assessment March 2020.
Five pieces selected for performance in the London Festival of Contemporary Choral Music 2020 (postponed until 2021).
‘Still, still, still’ selected as one of the pieces to be recorded by the Ora Singers as part of their ‘Christmas Gift’ December 2019.
‘Dreaming Figurines’ 3rd Prize (from 344 entries) in the Progressive Classical Music Award 2019.
‘Music’ winner of the 2019 Freudig Singers Choral Composition Competition, USA, 2019.
‘Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!’ winner of the Ithaca College Choral Composition Competition, USA, 2018-19.
Finalist in the Hendrix Candlelight Carol Competition, Arkansas, USA 2019.
Three pieces selected for performance in the London Festival of Contemporary Choral Music 2019.
‘Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!’ finalist (from 193) in the Walter Hussey Composition Competition 2019.
‘Serenade – a lullaby’ selected from over 350 entries and published in the Hong Kong Children’s Choir Choral Songbook 2018.
‘Jabberwocky’ highly commended in the Cornwall International Male Choir Composers Competition 2018.
Honorable Mention in the Davidson Wind Ensemble Composition Competition 2018.
Three pieces selected for performance in the London Festival of Contemporary Choral Music 2018 (Edmund was also commissioned to write a piece broadcast on Radio 3).
Selected for the Composer Residency by the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico June-August 2018.
Finalist in the Leatherhead Choral Society Competition 2017.
Finalist in the Hendrix Candlelight Carol Competition, Arkansas, USA 2017.
Honorable Mention (one of three finalists) in ‘Mendon Sings 350th Composers’ Competition 2017′.
Finalist in the Mid America Freedom Band Call for Scores 2017.
Nominated for Best Score RTS Craft and Design Awards 2016 for ‘Elizabeth at 90’.
Finalist in the Hendrix Candlelight Carol Competition, Arkansas, USA 2016.
Second Prize in the International Competition of Choral Composition ‘Kromatika 2015′ (from 159 entrants).
First Prize in the 29th Annual Seasonal Song writing Competition, 2015 for ‘Everywhere, everywhere Christmas tonight’ run by The Amadeus Choir, Toronto.
‘A Babe is born’ finalist in the Ray Bardsley Carol Competition 2015.
‘Jesus Christ the Apple Tree’ winner of the Ely Consort Advent Composing Competition 2015.
‘A Christmas Lullaby’ winner of the Hendrix Candlelight Carol Competition, Arkansas, USA 2015.
‘Kyrie Eleison’ selected for workshop by Bristol Cathedral Choir as part of the Old Hispanic Office Composition Competition 2015.
‘The Strath’ winner of the Renée B. Fisher Composer Award, USA, 2015.
‘Note by Note’ for piano duet selected for the repertoire of the 2015 Carl von Ossietzky Composition Competition.
‘A Short Welcome’ shortlisted for JAM’s Call for Works 2015.
Finals of the 10th Busan Choral Festival and Competition, 2014 for ‘And I saw a New Heaven’.
First Prize in the 27th Annual Seasonal Song writing Competition, 2013 for ‘When Christ was born of Mary free’ run by The Amadeus Choir, Toronto.
‘Follow the Star’ given an honorable mention in the 25th Annual Seasonal Song writing Competition, 2011 run by The Amadeus Choir, Toronto.
‘Reach for the Stars’ chosen for 60×60 International Mix 2011 (from over 800 submissions)
Platnauer Choral Competition 2010: Second Prize.
Gladys and Merrill Muttart Foundation Scholarship for artistic residency at the Banff Center 2010.
Recital Music Competition 2010: Highly commended.
Double Bass Composition Competition (St. Kilda) 2008: Second Prize.
SPNM short listed composer 2003-2006.
Arklow Music Festival Composers Competition: Highly Commended 2005.
Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Competition: Honorable Mention 2004.
London Chamber Group Piece of the Year Competition: First Prize 2004.
Selected Composer for SPNM’s adopt-a-composer scheme 2003.
COMA/Tate, Liverpool competition: winning entry 2003.
London Chamber Group Piece of the Year Competition: short listed 2003.
Top Honours for Emerging Composers in the Waging Peace Repertoire 2002.
SPNM short-listed composer 1998-2001.
Edmund has been supported in the past by PRS and the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust.