About the Author
Edward Schaefer, MSM, DMA, is currently the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Services for the College of Fine Arts at the University of Florida. Also a Professor of Music, Deacon Schaefer served as chair for the department of music at Gonzaga University for twelve years prior to his current position. An experienced composer and performer, he has served as both organist and choir director at various Roman Catholic parishes. He received the President s Award for Teaching Excellence in 1999 and has published numerous journal articles and monographs.