Edwin T. Childs, Composer
Ed Childs, born in 1945, is a native of New Hampshire. He studied composition with Jack Goode, Frederick Schultz, and Dennis Moffat at Wheaton College, IL (BM); and with Wayne Barlow, Warren Benson, and Samuel Adler at the Eastman School of Music (PhD). He has taught music theory and composition at Cairn University (PA), Biola University (CA), and is currently retired from teaching at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
He is an arranger and composer of sacred and secular choral, vocal, keyboard and instrumental works. Childs has received the Illinois American Choral Directors Association Composition Award for:
1998: “Three Poems from the Chinese” – SAB – Mark Foster Music Co.
2008: “Peace” – SSAA – unpublished
2012: “On Wings of Prayer” – SSAA – Colla Voce Music
Ed Childs is a member of the American Choral Director's Association (ACDA), American Guild of Organists (AGO), the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), and the Hymn Society of America and Canada (HSA).