The American conductor, Edward Lundergan, holds a M.M. from the University of Michigan and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Texas at Austin. His doctoral treatise on Benjamin Britten's War Requiem received the Julius Herford Award as the outstanding dissertation in the field of choral music for the year 1991.
Edward Lundergan is Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Music Department at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He has been Artistic Director of Kairos: A Consort of Singers since 1996. He has been Music Director of various productions for the Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Theatre Company (GSMTC), including productions of Kismet, The Medium, Sweeney Todd, Iolanthe, The Merry Widow, A Little Night Music, Tomfoolery and the recent production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. He has appeared as guest conductor with the Music in the Mountains Festival, the Poné Ensemble, and the Hudson Valley Society for Music.For several summers he has served as guest conductor for the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. As a performer, he has been a member of the Emmanuel Church Cantata Choir and the John Oliver Chorale in Boston, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Albany Pro Musica, and the Riverside Choral Society in NYC, and is a frequent soloist in the Hudson Valley. Dr. Lundergan is a member of the editorial board of the Choral Journal.