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Peter Ivan Edwards was born in New York in 1973. His work has been performed throughout the world by numerous ensembles, including the Mutare Ensemble, Ensemble SurPlus, Ensemble Chronophonie, Ensemble Ascolta, the Noise Ensemble, and the La Jolla Symphony. He has been an invited participant at both the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für neue Musik in 2002 and the June in Buffalo Festival in 2005. His works have been performed at major international festivals including the Darmstadt Ferienkurse für neue Musik, the MATA Festival, Donaueschinger Musiktage, and Wien Modern. In addition to his DAAD Grant in 2001, Edwards has also been awarded three ASCAP Standard Awards, 3rd Prize in the Deutscher Studienpreis 2002, and was a winner of the Klangraum-Raumklang competition that was part of the 2002 Internationale Ferienkurse für neue Musik in Darmstadt, Germany. He received a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University, and completed master's and doctoral degrees in music composition at the University of California, San Diego, where his principal composition teacher was Chaya Czernowin. In 2001, he received a DAAD grant to study with Nicolaus A. Huber at the Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, where he teaches music composition and music theory.