Edwin M. (Ed) Willmington is the Director of the Fred Bock
Institute of Music of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts, and
Composer-in-Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary. As the institute
director, Ed’s responsibilities include teaching graduate level classes related
to music and worship and serving as mentor to students who lead the Fuller
Seminary Chapel ministry. In order to
model the principles of creative worship, Ed hosts an annual one-day worship
training conference, Forming Hearts,
, and the annual Festival of Worship
), which is a creative worship gathering of choirs
and instrumentalists held at the Los Angeles Cathedral
Ed’s recent compositional and CD projects include “Jubilate!
An Ancient-Future Concert Mass,” and “Reconciled in Christ,” the music for the
Opening and Closing Ceremonies of The Third Lausanne Congress on World
Evangelization, held in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2010.
He has developed Jubal House Publications (www.JubalHouse.com) to encourage creative and artistic composing of new
musical works with spiritual and theological content for worship service
planning and concert hall performances.
Ed has a BA in Church Music and Conducting (Bethel
University [MN]), MM in Composition and DMA in Composition—both from the
University of Arizona. Ed and his wife Mary Lou have two married daughters,
Nicolette Kay and Cami Ferreira, two sons-in-law, Timothy Kay and Gus Ferreira,
and four wonderful grandchildren.