Don Freund’s Works for Orchestra
Don Freund’s Works for Sinfonietta
Don Freund’s Works for Band/Wind Ensemble
Don Freund’s Dance & Ballet Music
Star Cross’d Lovers: a musical theatre Romeo and Juliet
Don Freund’s PASSION with Tropes (Immersive Theatre)
Don Freund has been described as “a composer thoughtful in approach and imaginative in style” (The Washington Post), whose music is “exciting, amusing, disturbing, beautiful, and always fascinating” (Music and Musicians, London). He is an internationally recognized composer with works ranging from solo, chamber, and orchestral music to pieces involving live performances with electronic instruments, music for dance, and large theatre works, and is recipient of numerous awards and commissions including two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Guggenheim fellowship. Freund has served as guest composer at a vast array of universities and music festivals, and presented master classes throughout Europe, Asia and South America. Freund is also active as a pianist, conductor, and lecturer. As a festival coordinator, he has programmed over a thousand new American works, and he has been conductor or pianist in the performance of over two hundred new pieces. A Professor of Composition at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music since 1992, his students from 45 years of teaching continue to win an impressive array of awards and recognitions. Up-to-date news on works and performances, and videos, audio files and pdf scores of over a hundred of Freund’s compositions can be found online at DonFreund.com.