Alumni Voices: Award-Winning Composer, Pianist, and Film Producer Stephen Edwards ’80
Stephen Edwards is one of today’s most in-demand film and television composers. An accomplished pianist who can be heard on Hollywood’s top soundtracks, Stephen has also won acclaim for his orchestral and choral compositions that have been performed at Carnegie Hall and the Vatican. He recently started producing his own films, with two completed projects to his credit, and more to come.
His first feature-length documentary, Requiem for My Mother, was released by American Public Television in 2017 and earned high praise from acclaimed composer John Williams. The film was inspired by his mother and musical muse Rosalie Edwards, who also inspired hundreds of Greenhills students as the school’s first chorus director. Stephen has won scores of awards (no pun intended) from his college days to his Hollywood life today. Stephen studied at Interlochen, and attended Lawrence University. Most importantly, he is a Greenhills graduate from the Class of 1980, here speaking with Greenhills Head of School Peter B. Fayroian.