Geoffrey Edwards, PhD

Geoff EdwardsInstructor of Music
College of Arts and Sciences

Office Location: Parolini Music Center, Room 109
Telephone:  630-844-5529
Fax:  630-844-7830

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Areas of Specialization

Courses Taught
Opera Appreciation
The Arts and Human Experience

Highlights of Publications, Honors and Professional Contributions

Books, Articles, and Lectures

"The Verdi Baritone" (Indiana University Press)
Featured in study guides and recommended reading lists by the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro La Fenice and The New Grove "Verdi and His Operas"

"Verdi and Puccini Heroines" (Scarecrow Press)
One of's "Bestsellers in Verdi" and "Bestsellers in Puccini"

"A.K.A. DOC:  The Oral History of a New Orleans Street Musician" (Cadence Jazz Books)
"Precious stories, told straight from the street — not from a celebrity dressing room" (

Author of numerous professional articles and featured speaker for some 70 lectures in the United States and Europe


Stage director for nearly 20 productions at the DuPage Opera Theatre, as well as assignments for companies including Chicago Opera Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Piedmont Opera

Directorial Consultant to the New Opera Festival di Roma (Rome, Italy)

Past Artistic Director of the Marquee Theatre Company, one of the Chicago area's leading classical theatre organizations