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Dr. Edward Dacus

Artistic Director

A native of Canton, Edward Dacus holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, a master’s from the University of Mississippi, and a doctorate from Louisiana State University. He and Viola married at St. Peter’s in Oxford in 1985, and the highlights of their marriage are their children Emily Katherine and Jonathan. He taught at Oklahoma State University for six years before joining the faculty at Mississippi College in 1999, where he currently teaches classes in music history and piano technology.


Edward has served in numerous churches in a wide array of denominations for the past forty-seven years. Introduction to the Episcopal church while in undergraduate school resulted in a lifelong passion for music’s significant role in the liturgy and as well as spiritual development.


He also enjoys gathering random facts about passenger trains in this country.

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