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 J. Edmund Hughes

Dr. J. Edmund Hughes [b. 1947] was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Puget Sound (WA), where he directed the Chorale. He retired in 2021 after a 50 year teaching career.  His prior position was at Chandler-Gilbert Community College(AZ).  While at CGCC, he taught choir, music theory, aural perception, conducting, and organized two on-campus choral festivals per year. From 1990 - 2011, he was the Director of Music at Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa. Earlier teaching positions were at Phoenix College, Tucson Unified School District and at California State University-Fresno.

His choirs from Tucson High School, St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Tucson), Phoenix College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College have had the distinction of performing at ACDA, MENC and AMEA conventions. He has also presented lectures and demonstrations on special interest topics at ACDA and AMEA conventions. In 2002 he received the Arizona Outstanding Choral Educator Award by ACDA, and in 2005 was honored as the Arizona Music Educator of the Year by AMEA.  In 2011 he received the first Lifetime Achievement Award granted by the University of Arizona Choral Music Department and the Lifetime Achievement Award from AMEA-ACE.  In April, 2017 he directed “Requiem” by John Rutter, in his Carnegie Hall debut.

Ed is a past President of Arizona ACDA (serving 3 separate terms) and has served AMEA in numerous capacities, including ChoDA(ACE) President, Regional Governor and Choral Chairman. He frequently adjudicates choral festivals and directs honor choirs throughout the West. Dr. Hughes has over 40 choral compositions in print, which are published with Santa Barbara Music Publishing Co., Walton Music, Colla Voce Music, Inc. and Pavane Music. He received his Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate Degrees from the University of Arizona which included doctoral studies at the University of Southern California.  He currently lives in Eugene, OR with his wife, Carole.  His hobbies are jogging, weightlifting, biking and in 2010 he completed his 6th half marathon.

J. Edmund Hughes has 25 titles published with Santa Barbara.
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Adeste SATB SBMP 371 Audio Audio
Alleluia, Rejoice! SATB SBMP 54 Audio Audio
Alleluia, Rejoice! TB SBMP 516 Audio Audio
Alleluia, Rejoice! SA SBMP 1093 Audio Audio Video
Ave Maria SATB SBMP 977 Audio Audio
Before the Paling of the Stars SSA SBMP 670 Audio Audio
Bethlehem SATB SBMP 856 Audio Audio
Bethlehem SA SBMP 1285 Audio
Coventry Carol SSATBB SBMP 599 Audio Audio
Eu e Vocé SATB SBMP 379 Audio Audio
Eu e Vocé SSA SBMP 710 Audio Audio
First Noel, The SATB SBMP 129 Audio
It Was a Lover and His Lass SATB SBMP 1030 Audio Audio
Lo, How a rose e're blooming SSAA SBMP 198 Audio Audio
Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming TTBB SBMP 372 Audio Audio
Lullaby for a King SATB SBMP 1424 Audio Audio
Lullaby for a King SA SBMP 1425 Audio Audio
Lullaby for a King Unison SBMP 1647 Audio Audio
Lullaby for a King TB SBMP 1685 Audio Audio Video
Noel SATB SBMP 470 Audio Audio
Sigh No More Ladies SA SBMP 1028 Audio Audio
Steal Away TTBB SBMP 94 Audio Audio Video
Steal Away SSA SBMP 429 Audio
Take, O Take Those Lips Away TB SBMP 1029 Audio Audio
Take, O Take Those Lips Away SA SBMP 1122 Audio Audio

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