Jason Freeman (b. 1977, Miami, Florida) graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, where
his principal teachers in composition were Kathryn Alexander and John Halle. He received an M.A.
in composition from Columbia University, studying with Fred Lerdahl and Sebastian Currier, and is currently pursuing a D.M.A. at Columbia, where he also teaches music appreciation.
Freeman’s works have been performed by the Yale Concert Band, the Yale Bach Society Orchestra,
the South Florida Youth Symphony, the University of Florida New Music Ensemble, and bass clarinetist Evan Ziporyn, and his music has been played in reading sessions by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the American Composers Orchestra. His works have been featured at the Aspen Music Festival, the June in Buffalo Festival, and the Lincoln Center Festival. Freeman has received numerous grants and honors for his music, including grants from Meet the Composer; Yale’s Louis Sudler Prize, the university’s highest honor to a graduating senior in the creative or performing arts; and a 2000 ASCAP/Morton Gould Young Composer Award.
An active composer of instrumental, vocal, and electronic music, Freeman’s works range from music for solo piano to orchestral works to multimedia installations to interactive electronic music controlled by live dancers.
Freeman is also dedicated to music education. He recently served a residency as part of the “Be a Composer” project
at Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, working with elementary school students to brainstorm, write, rehearse,
and perform a piece of music. He also works for the JPMorganChase Kids Digital Movement and Sound Project, where
he develops educational software and curriculum for middle schools to use in teaching the concepts of sound, music
Official Site: http://www.jasonfreeman.net/
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