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Edward Eicker is a composer of choral and instrumental music for both small and large ensembles. He holds an M.A. in Music Composition (2002) and a B.M in Music Education and Organ Performance (1999) from Roosevelt University. His principal teachers have included organists, David Schrader and Samuel Soria and composers, Stacy Garrop and Patricia Morehead.

Ed has received several awards, including being named a finalist in the 2007 "Outside the Bachs" Choral Composition Contest. Most recently, he was one of twelve winners in the "2012 Indie Gathering International Film Scoring Competition."

Many of Ed's published compositions are the result of commissions from choirs, churches, publishing companies, and instrumental ensembles. Recent commissions have come from Cube Ensemble, Immaculate Conception and St. Paul of the Cross Churches in the Chicagoland area, and World Library Publications. His most popular organ works include Just a Minute, a suite of miniatures for organ, and it's sequel, Just (A)nother Minute. His other organ and choral music is published by several leading publishing companies.

Ed currently serves as Organist and Choir Director at St. Paul of the Cross Church in Park Ridge, IL. He resides in Des Plaines, a suburb of Chicago, with his wife Megan, and two young boys, Austin and Owen.