Dr Donald Freed
Director of Choral Activities & Vocal Studies
Fine Arts & Communication
Fax: (432) 837-8376
Office: FAB 200A
Address: Box C-43, Alpine, TX 79832
Donald Callen Freed, Professor of Voice and Composer-in-Residence at Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, previously served as Instructor of Music at Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska, as Instructor of Voice at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Instructor of Vocal Music at Peru State College. He holds the Ph.D. (vocal pedagogy) and the M.M. (voice) from the University of Nebraska, and the B.M. in voice and choral music from Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln. Additional studies were at the University of Iowa, Roosevelt University, and Oberlin College.
Freed's voice teachers have included Donna Harler-Smith and the late Thomas Houser. He was one of twelve participants for the first National Association of Teachers of Singing intern program, where he studied with the late Barbara Doscher of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also has sung in several master classes with the late noted pedagogue Richard Miller of Oberlin College.
Dr. Freed is a published choral composer with Moon of Hope Publishing, Yelton Rhodes Music, Tetra/Continuo, and Coronet/Theodore Presser, receiving ASCAP composition awards from for the past fifteen years. His articles have appeared in The Choral Journal, for which he is a reviewer of books and music, The NATS Journal, and the Journal of Singing. He has presented papers, compositions, and lecture recitals at The College Music Society Great Plains and South Central Chapters, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the Fourth International Conference on the Physiology and Acoustics of Singing, and the Nebraska and Texas Music Educators Associations.
A stroke survivor, he is a member of VSA Arts and is also interested in voice rehabilitation.