Don Freund Headshot Hello and wel­come to the offi­cial Don Fre­und web­site. As a com­poser Don Fre­und is inter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized for his works rang­ing from solo, cham­ber, and orches­tral music to pieces involv­ing live per­for­mances with elec­tronic instru­ments, music for dance, as well as large the­ater works. He is also active as a pianist, con­duc­tor, and lec­turer. And as a fes­ti­val coor­di­na­tor, he has pro­grammed over 1,000 new Amer­i­can works. Along with his var­i­ous artis­tic activ­i­ties, Don Fre­und has taught com­po­si­tion for over 40 years and is cur­rently a  pro­fes­sor of com­po­si­tion at the Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity Jacobs School of Music.


Crunch TimeCrunch Time Image of Bass Clarinet, Piano, Cello
Com­posers, Inc. Greg Duf­ford, bass cl, Dawn Foster-Dodson, cello, Fer­nanda Nieto, piano
First Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Berke­ley, CA, Octo­ber 7, 8 pm


David Dzubay conducting the IU NMEUse Your Inside Voice (Mod­er­ate Music for 17 play­ers)
Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity New Music Ensem­ble, David Dzubay, con­duc­tor (pre­miere)
Auer Hall, IU Jacobs School of Music, Octo­ber 23, 2014, 8 pm.

Guitar Sound Hole with FilterStir­rings for solo gui­tar
Stephen Brew, gui­tar
Ford-Crawford Hall, IU Jacobs School of Music, Octo­ber 24, 2014, 8:30 pm.

Fea­tured Video:

I know you’ll enjoy watch­ing Dan Welcher ignit­ing his crack­er­jack U Texas New Music Ensem­ble as the score scrolls by in a per­for­mance of my “Hell’s Hand­bas­ket” from last February.