A music performance degree will prepare you to become a professional musician, performing as a solo, chamber and/or large ensemble musician, and will give you the skills and tools necessary to teach privately.
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Sunday, October 17, 2021, 1:30 PM
TRUMPET RESIDENCY AND CONCERT WITH JENS LINDEMANN AND THE MACON POPS ORCHESTRA
“Then is Now, Rhapsody in Blue”
Masterclass: 1:30 pm
Concert: 5:00 pm
Kopleff Recital Hall
Join us for this unique residency with international superstar Jens Lindemann. The residency includes a masterclass and a concert with the Macon Pops Orchestra, presenting the U.S. Premiere of the new, Award-winning Big Band Arrangement of Rhapsody in Blue, featuring Jens Lindemann. This concert will also feature the music of Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole, and more. Jon Kimura Parker, piano Jens Lindemann, trumpet Matt Catingub, director Steve Moretti, drums Macon Pops Jazz Orchestra
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Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:30 PM
Virtual Signature Series Event
Brass Faculty Recital
Join us for a fun-filled evening of music showcasing the Georgia State University Brass Faculty, including, Alex Freund, trumpet, Brice Andrus and Eric Hawkins, horn, Bill Mann, trombone, and Eric Bubacz, tuba. Music selections will feature collaborative pianist, Kyung-Mi Kim and will include solo and chamber works. Watch on http://youtube.com/gsusom
Sunday, February 21, 2021, 8:00 PM
STAT.Ed Masterclasses & Workshops for High School Students
Brass Masterclass: “Music=Sound & Flow”
Dr. Alexander Freund
What is a naturally beautiful sound? Projection – overtones! How to produce them? Warm Up – How to reset the physical aspects of your playing every day in little time
Belcanto – the art of phrasing
Articulations – How to connect and adapt to styles
How to practice 1 hour with the result of 3
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Sinfonieta de MoreliaIn November 2019, Dr. Alex Freund teaches and coaches the brass section of the Sinfonieta at the Festival Internacional de Música de Morelia, Mexico’s most important Classical Music Festival. The Sinfonieta is an international youth orchestra with students from Mexico, Columbia, Venezuela, Peru and Chile.
College of the Arts Announces the 2020 Outstanding Faculty Awards
The College of the Arts announces the recipients of the 2020 Outstanding Faculty Awards including Alexander Freund for Outstanding Junior Faculty Award.
READ MOREHonorary Professor of the Peruvian Trumpet Academy
In September 2020 Dr. Alexander Freund has been named Honorary Professor of the Peruvian Trumpet Academy, an institution founded by professors of the Universidad de Música in Lima, Peru.Associate Professor Alexander Freund Masterclasses and Conferences for Fall, 2020
- University of South Carolina – Masterclass
- University of Maine (UMaine), Masterclass
- University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) – Masterclass on Chamber Music
- International Symposium for Wind Instruments, Warsaw, Poland
- Mesa Iberoamericana Online Conference
- Live performance and Masterclass with M5 Mexican Brass at the 8th International Festival “Vientos de la Montaña” in Texcoco, Mexico
- University of Music and Theatre, Rostock, Germany- Masterclass
Georgia State University Brass Day
The first Brass Day took place on August 17th with 26 participants. The Brass faculty included William Mann,trombone, Alex Freund, trumpet, Brice Andrus, horn, Eric Hawkins, horn, and Eric Bubazc, tuba/euphonium. The participants came from various high schools and colleges. They were taught instrument techniques, preparation of new repertoire, big brass, and then on the last day they performed with the faculty.
Aguascalientes Chamber Music Festival, Mexico
Trumpet Professor Alex Freund was part of the faculty at the 15th Aguascalientes International Chamber Music Festival, Mexico’s largest and most prestigious Chamber Music Festival. He presented the Inaugural concert with his ensemble M5 MEXCIAN BRASS.
Berliner Music Competition 2019
Trumpet Professor Alex Freund was awarded a Golden Medal with high distinction at the Berliner Music Competiton 2019, with his quintet M5 MEXICAN BRASS.
Trumpet Professor Alex Freund was announced as SCHAGERL ARTIST by the renowned Austrian Instrument manufacturer. He has the honor to represent SCHAGERL along with the most famous brass artists of the world, Gabor Tarkövi, Tamas Velenczei, Guillaume Jehl from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mnozil Brass, jazz legends James Morrison, David Pastor, Gileno Santana, and Hannes Läubin from the Bavarian Radio Orchestra.
Concert in Benefit to Cancer Blows
On July 26th, 2019, Trumpet Professor Alex Freund performed a concert in benefit of trumpet legend Ryan Anthony’s (Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Brass) Cancer Blows Foundation, sharing the stage with ASO Principal Trumpet Stuart Stephenson, trumpeter Rolando Fernandez, and other renowned artists.
First place in the Orchestral Division of the International Trumpet Guild Competition
Congratulations to Victor Pires! He was awarded first place in the Orchestral Division of the International Trumpet Guild competition. Victor Pires is a master’s degree candidate (M.Mu. ’23) for trumpet performance from the studio of Dr. Alexander Freund.
Freund on Tour
Assistant professor of trumpet Dr. Alex Freund returned from an extensive tour through Europe with his quintet M5 Mexican Brass. The world-renowned ensemble performed in Austria, Poland and Germany.