Edward Schaefer is President of the Collegium Sanctorum Angelorum (The Collegium). Prior to starting the Collegium, he served the College of Fine Arts at UF as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Services and chaired the department of music at Gonzaga University. His choral program at Gonzaga distinguished itself with invitations to perform at state, regional and national conventions of music educator and choral director associations – two to perform at the national convention of the American Choral Directors Association.
Schaefer holds a certificate in advanced leadership studies from Gonzaga University, the DMA in liturgical music from The Catholic University of America, and MM, MSM, and BM degrees from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Schaefer is a deacon in the Catholic Church, and he continues to direct a small schola that sings chant and polyphony.