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Donald Freed

Donald Freed

B.M., Nebraska Wesleyan University
M.M., University of Nebraska
Ph.D., University of Nebraska

Specialization: vocal and choral music, music history, secondary music education, voice pedagogy.

Compositions by Donald Callen Freed

Donald Callen Freed, Associate Professor of Voice and Choral Music at Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, previously served as Instructor of Music at Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, as Visiting Instructor of Voice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Instructor of Vocal Music at Peru (Nebraska) State College. He holds the Ph.D. in vocal pedagogy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the M.M. in voice from UN-L and the B.M. in voice and choral music education from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln. Additional studies were at the University of Iowa, Roosevelt University and Oberlin College.

Dr. Freed's voice teachers have included Donna Harler-Smith, Lynn Wickham, Thomas Houser and Ruth O. Stephenson. He was selected as one of twelve participants for the first National Association of Teachers of Singing intern program in 1991, its inaugural year, where he studied vocal pedagogy with the late Barbara Doscher. He also has sung in several master classes with noted voice pedagogue Richard Miller of the Oberlin College Conservatory.

Dr. Freed is a published choral composer with Moon of Hope Publishing, Yelton Rhodes Music, Tetra/Continuo and Coronet/Theodore Presser and received ASCAP composition awards every year from 2001 through 2008. His articles have appeared in The Choral Journal, for which he is a regular reviewer of books and music; The NATS Journal; and the Journal of Singing. He has presented papers, compositions, sessions and lecture recitals at The College Music Society Great Plains Chapter and South Central Chapter; the National Association of Teachers of Singing; the Fourth International Conference on the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing, VSA Arts; and the Nebraska and Texas Music Educators Associations.

In addition to teaching at Sul Ross, he operates a private studio. A stroke survivor, he is a member of VSA Arts and interested in issues involving vocal rehabilitation and disability.

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