Who am I?

From a young age, I've been enchanted by the transformative power of music. Fond memories with my family include countless viewings of Disney's Fantasia and Fantasia 2000, as well as the timeless Lion King. Throughout my life, I've nurtured a deep passion for composing symphonies, concertos, and quartets that capture the elegance and emotion of the master composers who inspire me. My aim is to create musical narratives that ignite imagination, showcasing artistry and taking listeners on exhilarating journeys filled with unexpected twists and turns.

My music finds its roots in the enchanting sounds of the Late Romantic, Impressionistic, and Early 20th Century periods, which have profoundly influenced my artistic identity. Harmonies serve as essential expressive tools, allowing me to blur the lines between tonal and non-tonal progressions, exploring the depths of extreme chromaticism while embracing the beauty of minimalist compositions. I constantly strive to draw from traditional resources while pushing beyond their boundaries.

In my orchestrations, I favor lush textures that breathe life into the score while maintaining a sense of transparency. I believe that skillful counterpoint and frequent instrumental movement are crucial elements of compelling orchestration. Ultimately, I see myself as part of a rich lineage of composers who have used their creativity to tell captivating stories through music. To date, I've explored various genres, including Wind Ensembles and String Orchestras, expanding my repertoire and embracing the diverse possibilities of musical expression

Short Bio

Dr. Jeremi W. Edwards, a Louisiana native, is a highly accomplished individual in the field of music. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Music Education from McNeese State University, demonstrating his commitment to academic excellence from the outset. Continuing his pursuit of knowledge and expertise, Dr. Edwards went on to earn a Master of Music in Theory and Composition from the esteemed University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he studied composition under the tutelage of Dr. Quincy Hilliard. Building upon his impressive academic background, Dr. Edwards recently completed his PhD in Music Composition at the renowned Louisiana State University, studying with the esteemed Dr. Mara Gibson.

Dr. Edwards's musical compositions showcase a harmonious synthesis of his deep appreciation for neo-classical textures and an inclination towards impressionistic harmonic elements. His artistic sensibilities are a testament to his unwavering dedication to the craft. Furthermore, Dr. Jeremi W. Edwards has a distinguished association with esteemed organizations in the music realm. He proudly holds the status of an alumnus of both Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, esteemed fraternities within the field of music. Dr. Edwards's commitment to the arts extends beyond his personal achievements, as evidenced by his recent appointment to the Arts Advisory Board for the esteemed Cultural Noir Theater Company in San Diego, California. Additionally, he has joined the board for the highly regarded New Music on the Bayou Summer Festival, further contributing to the development and promotion of emerging talents in the music industry. Currently, Dr. Edwards serves as the Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at McNeese State University, where he imparts his extensive knowledge and expertise to aspiring musicians and composers. Through his dedicated role in academia, Dr. Edwards continues to shape and inspire the next generation of music professionals. Dr. Jeremi W. Edwards's illustrious journey in the world of music is a testament to his unwavering commitment to excellence and his relentless pursuit of artistic growth and innovation


McNeese State University

May 2017| BA in Music with a concentration in Instrumental Education

University of Louisiana as Lafayette

May 2019| MM in Music concentration in Composition

Louisiana State University

May 2022| PhD in Music Composition Graduate minor in Music Theory