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.


Com­ing Soon!
New CD release: “No Pres­sure to be a Giraffe” will be included on a CD that’s com­ing out from the GILLESPIE QUARTET in Chicago. Click here for more info >


March 28
“Giraffe Study”, Pay­ton McDon­ald, marimba
William Pater­son Mal­let Per­cus­sion Fes­ti­val, WPU, Wayne, NJ

March 29
New Music Series: Amer­i­can Voices
Mixed Blood, Crunch Time and Hard Cells per­formed by the CIM New Music Ensem­ble, Keith Fitch, direc­tor, Cleve­land Cleve­land Insti­tute of Music, Mixon Hall


Don Freund’s Pre­lude 2014, dirty white-bread,” is about a tidy lit­tle C-major riff that can’t reach its obses­sive des­tiny with­out get­ting its hands dirty. Freund’s Piano Pre­ludes are an ongo­ing series of annual short piano pieces begun in 1990; count­ing last year’s Piano Pre­lude 2014, there are now 25 of them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM ALL >
Pre­miere, the com­poser as pianist, Auer Hall, Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity Jacobs School of Music, Feb­ru­ary 21, 2015.