The versatile career of Edward Bach includes numerous engagements as soloist, chamber musician, conductor, educator, adjudicator, and arranger. Concert engagements have included performances at Tchaikovski Hall, City Hall of Hong Kong, the Kennedy Center, The Forbidden City Concert Hall, Centennial Concert Hall at Peking University, the XV Festival Internacional de Gaia in Porto Portugal, the 21st Biennial World Conference at The International Society for Music Education in Tampa, Florida and two separate recital tours in Scotland. Tours outside of North America have included engagements in England, Scotland, Australia, Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, Hungary, Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong and Portugal. He has performed hundreds of concerts both as a soloist and as a member of Touch of Brass based in Vancouver and as leader and arranger for Market Street Brass based in Greensboro, North Carolina. He has toured much of Canada and has appeared in the states of New York, California, Texas, Oregon, North and South Carolina, Washington, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Colorado, Tennessee, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, North Dakota, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and the District of Columbia.
Dr. Bach has presented master classes at hundreds of universities, public schools and private institutions. Internationally he has taught at the Liszt Institute in Budapest, the Central Conservatory in Beijing and the Moscow Conservatory. He has been a presenter at many state music conventions in the United States. These include the Texas Bandmaster’s Convention, the Georgia Music Educator’s Association In-Service Conference, the Maryland Music Educator’s Conference, the Minnesota Music Educators 69th Annual Mid-Winter In-Service, the South Carolina Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference, the Florida Music Educators Association 52nd Annual In-Service Conference to name a few. Topics covered included: “How we can help our trumpet and brass students”,“A discussion of the most common problems seen in brass players”, and finally “Section problem solving.”
Dr. Bach is also a much sought after adjudicator having served as the brass judge on two separate occasions for The Canadian National Music Festival (2007, Moncton, New Brunswick and 2012, Fort McMurray, Alberta). International judging includes The National Trumpet Competition held in March of every year at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia from 2001-2010. Many of the leading trumpet professors from the United States were regular members of the adjudication panel. He was also the only North American judge at the 1999 Pilisvorosvar International Trumpet Competition held in Hungary. Other adjudicators included Max Somerhalder, Nordwest Hochschule fur Musik, Detmold, Germany, Varasdy Frigyes, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary, Istvan Palotai, Principal Trumpet of the Hungarian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and Carole Dawn Reinhart, Hochschule, Vienna, Austria.
Dr. Bach conducts a large brass ensemble and trumpet ensemble at Brandon University. He has also served as conductor of the Brandon University Wind Symphony when Dr. Wendy McCallum was on research leave. He often serves as guest conductor with various high school concert bands throughout the country and the United States.
Edward Bach also published a number of his original and transcribed works for brass quintet and brass ensemble with C. Alan Publications. Of note is the fact that Edward Bach was a student of Alan Ehnes at Brandon University for his undergraduate degree. Both graduate degrees from the University of British Colombia were under the guidance of Martin Berinbaum.