Ed Kiefer

  • Ed Kiefer graduated from Wake Forest University with honors in 1976. He received his Masters in Music Education in 1990 from the University of Greensboro. He served as the Director of Bands at East Davidson High School and Brown Middle School in Thomasville, NC for 28 years and as Director of Instrumental Music at Pfeiffer University for 6 years. Kiefer was awarded the Jaycees Young Educator of the Year Award in1994, has been recognized by his fellow band directors with the Award of Excellence, and is sought after as an adjudicator, clinician and conductor for state and national concert, marching and jazz events.

    Ed uses his experience as a middle and high school director to compose music that is playable and fun for students and audiences alike. Those years in the classroom have allowed him to learn what is easy for the students and what challenges them musically. His publications have been performed world-wide and featured at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Ed has 18 pieces published for band and for percussion ensemble, many of which are on state festival (MPA) lists.


  • Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation
    CPS127 An Irish Legend CPS127 4:32 Concert Band
    CPS186 Captive CPS186 :4:11 Concert Band
    YPS172 Chips and Salsa YPS172 :2:22 Concert Band
    CPS143 Circles In A Square CPS143 4:49 Concert Band
    CPS92 Conquering Spirit CPS92 Concert Band
    SPS70 Lanigan’s Ball SPS70 :5:45 Concert Band
    YPS89 March in The Shadows YPS89 3:52 Concert Band
    CPS78 Mountain Dance CPS78 Concert Band
    SPS59 The Anguish of Nosferatu SPS59 3:32 Concert Band
    YPS81 The Huguenots YPS81 Concert Band
    YPS144 Whitewater Run YPS144 3:11 Concert Band

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