Lawrence Edwards is Director of Choral Activities for the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music, a position held since 1987. He is also Artistic Director of the Memphis Symphony Chorus, a position held since 1988. He conducts the University Singers, the 50-voice concert choir of the University, and Sound Fuzion, the group he began in 1988. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate choral conducting. Dr. Edwards received his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Seattle Pacific University, where he directed the Seattle Pacific Singers. He holds both Masters and Doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign. Prior to assuming his position at the University of Memphis, he was Director of Choral Activities at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV.
Jonathan Frazer is Associate Professor of Recording Technology at the University of Memphis Rudi. E. Scheidt School of Music. His responsibilities include instruction in Recording Studio Technology; Critical Listening; Advanced Mixing, Mastering, and Surround Production; Digital Audio Workstations; and Live Sound Reinforcement, as well as curriculum development. He provides management and technical support for the studio facilities, music production services for the school, is co-director of the Vocal Arts Division's "Sound Fuzion" ensemble, and is the faculty advisor for Audio Engineering Society Memphis Chapter. Mr. Frazer has a B.A. in Telecommunications from Michigan State University with additional studies at the University of Surrey, Tonmeister program, Guildford, England and an M.S. in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership from University of Memphis. Prior to his arrival in Memphis, Mr. Frazer served on the faculty of Grand Rapids Community College. Mr. Frazer has over 25 years of experience in studio recording and live sound reinforcement. He has recorded projects for RCA, Atlantic, Columbia, Warner Bros., and Universal as well as independent labels; has toured nationally and internationally spanning 14 different countries, and has been awarded gold and platinum records for his work in those areas. Mr. Frazer's professional affiliations include membership in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and the Audio Engineering Society. He joined the faculty of the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music in 2002.