Edwin T. Childs, Composer

Ed Childs, born in 1945, is a native of New Hampshire. He studied composition with Jack Goode 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. His music is published by various publishers.

Childs is a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), American Choral Director's Association (ACDA), the Hymn Society of America and Canada (HSA), and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He received the Illinois American Choral Directors Association Composition Award for:

1998: “Three Poems from the Chinese” – SAB – Mark Foster Music Co.
2008: “Peace” – SSAA – Neil Kjos (2014)
2012: “On Wings of Prayer” – SSAA – Colla Voce Music