Activities

Edmund maintains an active career as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator. As a soloist and collaborative musician, he has performed in Canada, the United States, Great Britain, France, Hong Kong, and Korea. His concerts and CDs are frequently heard in regional and national CBC broadcasts.

Having a strong interest in piano pedagogy, Edmund has presented workshops and lectures at local and provincial registered music teachers' conferences. His work in the field has also resulted in invitations to speak at the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, the Fourth Australian National Piano Pedagogy Conference, and the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association National Conference. His workshop and lecture topics include:

"When Stress Becomes Distress: Managing Performance Anxiety"
"The Comfortable Pianist: The Importance of Gesture Analysis in the Introduction and Preparation of Repertoire"
"Contemplating the Art of Teaching: Shaping and Preserving the Individual"
"Motivation and Practice"
"Beginner's Methods: Criteria for Evaluation"
"Studio Management"
"Preparing for a Music Examination"
"Chopin: Pianist and Teacher"
"International Perspectives on the Pianist's Art: Examining National Schools of Pedagogy and Performance"

Edmund is a frequent adjudicator at music festivals in Canada and enjoys the opportunity to hear musicians of all ages and levels. He has served as an adjudicator for the following festivals and competitions:

National:

2003 Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association National Piano Competition
1998 Juror for the Juno Awards (Best Classical: Solo or Chamber Music)

Ontario:

Windsor Music Festival
Toronto Music Festival
Ottawa Music Festival
Sudbury Canada Music Week Competition
Elliott Lake Music Festival

New Brunswick:

Fredericton Music Festival
Miramichi Music Festival
Moncton Music Festival

Nova Scotia:

Halifax Music Festival
Truro Music Festival
New Glasgow Music Festival

Prince Edward Island:

Queen's County Music Festival
Prince County Music Festival

Newfoundland:

Corner Brook Music Festival
Grand Falls Music Festival
St. John's Music Festival