Edward Kelsey Moore was born in the U.S.A., in the state of Indiana.
He currently lives in Chicago, IL.
Mr. Moore received a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, and a
Master of Music degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook;
his teachers included renowned cellists Janos Starker and Bernard
Greenhouse. For more than two decades, Edward Kelsey Moore has been a
professional musician performing with a number of midwestern orchestras,
including the Chicago Sinfonietta, the Chicago Philharmonic, and the Joffrey
Ballet Orchestra. He is also principal cellist of the New Black Music
Repertory Ensemble. Edward Kelsey Moore has played on many
recordings, and toured nationally and internationally. In addition to
performing, Mr. Moore has been a popular professor of music, training and
nurturing a new generation of cello players.
During his high school years, and onward into college, Edward Kelsey Moore
experimented with writing short stories. As he finished his education
he set writing aside and focused on building a career
in music. Many years later, as a member of a string quartet, Edward was
hired to perform at a reception for the winners of a local writing
contest. As he played background music Edward considered: "I
could have sent in a story..." It was an inspiring event and
within a few weeks Edward Kelsey Moore began writing again.
Mr. Moore's short fiction has been published in many literary magazines
including: Indiana Review, African American Review, and Inkwell. His
short story Grandma and the Elusive Fifth Crucifix was
selected as an audience favorite on National Public Radio’s Stories on Stage
series. The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat is Edward
Kelsey Moore's debut novel. He is currently writing his second book.