Gary A. Edwards was born in Spokane, Washington in 1941. He started playing string bass in the Spokane Symphony orchestra at age 18. Gary graduated from Indiana University in June, 1964 with a degree in Music Education. Gary taught public school instrumental music from the 3rd to the 9th grades for two years and played bass in the Louisville Symphony Orchestra. He joined the Peace Corps and went to Santiago, Chile where he started a 30 year plus career in Social Work. During the past 42 years Gary has performed in bands of all sizes from single to symphony and all styles from rock and country to classical and choral, with some musical comedy orchestral experience. Gary has written most styles including rock, country, children's, classical, jazz, choral, gospel, Christmas Cantata and a complete musical comedy, The Bureau-rats. He has written five other books and had thirty-seven articles published in computer magazines, primarily software reviews. Recently, his Waltz and Variations in E Minor adapted for the accordion was published by JanPress. He has signed 17 publishing contracts for rock, country, classical and religious music. His music has received air play in Washington, Idaho and Eastern Europe. His classical piece, The Cowboys, was performed in concerts by the North Idaho College Band in May, 2000 and the Ensamble Rosario in Rosario, Argentina in August, 2001. His Mother's Day SATB choral piece and other serious and gospel choral pieces have been performed by different church choirs. He has released two CDs including Gary's Country and TroubleClef, a rock CD and formed Edwards publishing company which primarily releases his music. Gary A. Edwards (ASCAP) Edwards Publishing Co. PO Box 1136 Coeur d'Alene Idaho 83816-1136 (208) 666-9162 firstname.lastname@example.org edwardsmusicpublishing.com.
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