Rondal J. Wallace
RONDAL J. WALLACE began serving as the Artistic Director of the Edmond Community Chorale in the fall of 2014. Prior to that, he had served as the Assistant Director and Accompanist since 1991. He also serves as accompanist for numerous choirs and soloists throughout the United States and Europe. He is a regular performer on the Kemp Concert Series in Oklahoma City and has recorded professionally with flutist John L. Edwards.
Mr. Wallace holds the Bachelor of Music Education and the Master of Music degrees from the University of Central Oklahoma. He has taught music at the secondary and university levels. He is currently the assistant vocal music director at Edmond North High School, team teaching with Brian Tidwell. Mr. Wallace has also been a church musician for the past 40 years, serving in numerous churches in the Oklahoma city area; currently serving as the organist at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City. He is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Oklahoma Choral Directors Association, American Guild of English Handbell Ringers, American Guild of Organists, and is nationally certified in piano from the Music Teacher’s National Association.
John L. Edwards
JOHN L. EDWARDS is the Organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Oklahoma City, where he has served since 1991. Mr. Edwards is active as an accompanist and currently accompanies Edmond Community Chorale, Canterbury Voices and several choirs at Oklahoma City University, where he served as University Organist, for the 2014-2015 academic school year. He has been guest accompanist for many soloists: vocal and instrumental; choral groups and conductors including Paul Salomonovich conducting the Duruflé Requiem.
In addition to playing keyboards, Mr. Edwards is a professional flutist and has the distinction of having performed on eight different flute or keyboard instruments with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. He performs regularly and helps with the planning of the Kemp Concert Series hosted by First Presbyterian Church. His performances throughout the Southwest, California, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan and England, have won the respect of his peers and the acclaim of local critics, whether appearing on the concert stage with his flute, or at the organ console in churches and recital halls.
Mr. Edwards received his Bachelor of Music degree from Oklahoma City University where he also did post-graduate work. His organ instructors have included Curtis Chambers, Wilma Jensen and Dr. Antone Godding. His piano instructors were JonEvah Murray and Robert Laughlin. He has recorded professionally with pianist Rondal J. Wallace and is a co-founding member of the instrumental ensemble Oklahoma City RONDEAU. Mr. Edwards holds the Colleague (CAGO) Certificate from the American Guild of Organists and is a member of the National Flute Association and the Oklahoma Flute Society.