Austin Symphony Orchestra
Austin Lyric Opera
Tony Edwards is currently the Principal Timpanist for the Austin Symphony Orchestra, Principal Percussionist for the Britt Music Festival, Assistant Principal Percussionist for the Austin Lyric Opera, and Principal Percussionist/Timpanist for the Texas Philharmonic. From 1991-2003 he served as Co-Principal Percussionist for the Austin Symphony Orchestra. In addition he performs regularly with the San Antonio Symphony, Conspirare Orchestra, and Austin Chamber Music Center. Tony received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Henderson State University, Master of Music in Percussion Performance degree from the University of Texas and a Professional Studies Certificate from Temple University. His recordings include Bartok's Sonata for "Two Pianos and Percussion" with the Southwestern University Chamber Soloist, and "Music of Donald Grantham" with Voices of Change (Centaur Records, Inc.). His most recent recording includes the movie soundtrack to "Spy Kids 2" (Dimension Motion Pictures). He can also be seen performing the movie "Waiting for Guffman" (Castle Rock Productions). Tony currently teaches at the Round Top Music Festival and is adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Austin.