Shyly courting the limelight, composer and librettist Edward Ficklin focuses his creative energy on the various forms of music-theater. He has realized his works in a number of unusual venues, like a store window near Grand Central Station and a disused (and abused) bank lobby near the World Trade Center. Trained in classical composition and English literature at the University of Denver, he finds inspiration in the small details and sounds of everyday life. Since 2003 he has been actively involved in the composers collective The South Oxford Six, a group of six composers dedicated to presenting new works, collaboration, and training new generations of composers. Edward also serves on the Artists Advisory Council of Fractured Atlas, a national service organization for independent and self-producing artists.