Dr. Edward D. Latham (B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University) is currently Director of Liturgical Music at St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Villanova, PA and St. Katharine of Siena Parish in Wayne, PA, and Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of the DMA in Music Performance at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia, PA, where he was the recipient of the 2008 Lindback Award and the 2007 Teaching Academy Award for excellence in teaching.
Dr. Latham’s book, Tonality as Drama: Closure and Interruption in Four Twentieth-Century American Operas, is available from the University of North Texas Press. He is a Research Associate in the Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies at Bryn Mawr College, where he directs the 30-voice Bryn Mawr Renaissance Choir, and is both the Music Director of the 40-voice Villanova Singers and the 60-voice Main Line Singers.
As a professional singer, he has performed with the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir (the resident choir of the Philadelphia Orchestra), the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale (with Aretha Franklin, Andrea Bocelli, and Juanes, for Pope Francis), the Philadelphia Singers, the Philadelphia Chamber Choir, the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, and the Minnesota Chorale, and has appeared in concerts and productions at the Kimmel Center, the Arden Theater, The Boyer College of Music and Dance, and the Philly Fringe Festival. He is a Yale Whiffenpoof, and sings locally with the all-male groups The Tonics and the Orpheus Club of Philadelphia.