Stephen C Edwards, M.Mus. Director of Music and Worship, Union Church (2014–present)
Mr. Stephen C Edwards has been teaching and working with choirs and vocal ensembles for over 15 years. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Allegrezza and is the former Artistic Director of Windy City Performing Arts, where he led the Windy City Gay Chorus and Aria. Among his accomplishments are tenures with the Chicago Symphony Chorus, where he earned two Grammy Awards. He was the featured tenor soloist with the Chicago Symphony in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. Recently, Mr. Edwards was appointed to the national Board of Directors for GALA Choruses, where he supports and promotes GALA Choruses throughout the United States and abroad.
Before arriving at the Union Church of Hinsdale, Mr. Edwards served at Community United Methodist Church in Naperville, Illinois. He has experience with handbell ensembles, children’s music, choral music, contemporary music, and has been actively involved in all aspects of worship planning. After college, Stephen attended seminary and completed a Master of Music degree in sacred music and vocal performance at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.