KEMPER EDWARDS has joined Michigan’s Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra as director of marketing and communications. Raised in London and Pittsburgh, Edwards goes to the Ann Arbor Symphony from the Academy of Ancient Music, the U.K.-based period-instrument ensemble where he was communications and engagement manager. He joined the Academy after studying music at the University of Cambridge, and oversaw a revitalization of the Academy’s digital presence and produced critically acclaimed recordings on its in-house label. Edwards began studying violin and piano at a young age with Viktoria Grigoreva of the Royal College of Music and piano pedagogue Alexandra Andrievski of the Yehudi Menuhin School, before moving to Pittsburgh in 2003. Edwards was a 2012 Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Winner, receiving scholarships to further his musical studies in a university setting. In 2010, he was selected by Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin as the winner of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra Conducting Competition.