About

Born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, Margo Edgeworth loved singing and creating music from a very young age. Her "formal" music instruction began at age 5 when she began studying piano from her maternal grandmother. After years of composing bits and pieces of song in her head, at fourteen years old Margo finally wrote and transcribed her first complete piano/vocal solo. Months later, she began taking piano lessons from Brent Jorgensen, composer of the popular "Hymnplicity" series for LDS Ward choirs. At Brent's encouragement, Margo entered the New Era magazine's hymn and songwriting contest for the first time where she received an Honorable Mention. She later went on to receive First Place in the contest for six consecutive years. Each of her first-place compositions was published in the New Era magazine (five were published under her maiden name, Margo Faraoni). 

Margo received numerous other rewards as a result of being published in the New Era, including landing an appearance on the television show "Center Street", produced by the LDS-owned Bonneville International Corporation. She also garnered the attention of her then-future husband, Trevin Edgeworth, who heard her music while on his mission in Puerto Rico and decided to contact Margo when he returned home. 

In 2004, Margo earned a bachelor's degree in Music Theory and Composition from Arizona State University, following studies with professors James DeMars, Jody Rockmaker, and Randall Shinn, among others. That same year, she received an "Award of Merit" from the LDS Church Music Submission for her a cappella choral setting of the hymn text "The Lord is My Light".  

Margo continues to receive awards for her music submissions and has had several pieces performed at the annual Church Music Festival held on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her recent compositions include five children's songs and five hymns for possible inclusion in a new children's songbook and hymnbook for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

In addition to composing, performing, and arranging music, Margo has recently rediscovered her love for acting. At her daughter's encouragement, she auditioned for a community theatre production of "A Christmas Carol" and was subsequently cast as Mrs. Cratchit. She was later cast as Mrs. Phelps in "Matilda" and as Mother Abbess in "The Sound of Music". She hopes to compose a musical of her own in the near future. 

Though Margo and her family have enjoyed living in several states across the U.S., she is grateful to once again call Arizona "home". She currently serves as an organist in her LDS ward.

AWARDS

2019 - Award of Merit for "Rejoice!", Annual Church Music Submission, Anthem Category

2016 - Award of Distinction for "The Empty Tomb", Annual Church Music Submission, Song Category

2014 - Award of Merit for "There's a Song in the Air", Annual Church Music Submission, Anthem Category

2012 - Award of Distinction for "My One Sure Anchor is Christ", Annual Church Music Submission, Song Category

2011 - Special Recognition for "Home to Me", Annual Church Music Submission, Song Category

2011 - Award of Merit for "They Will Not Doubt Their Mothers Knew" with Toni Thomas, Annual Church Music Submission, Relief Society Category

2009 - Award of Merit for "Fear Not", Annual Church Music Submission, Anthem Category

2005 - Special Recognition for "As Zion's Youth in Latter Days", Annual Church Music Submission, Anthem Category 

2004 - Award of Merit for "The Lord is My Light", Church Music Submission, Anthem Category