Alex Freeman

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 - 7:30 am

photo by Aino Launis


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ALEX FREEMAN (b. 1972, Raleigh, NC) composes in a wide range of styles and media. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Boston University’s School of Fine Arts, and the Juilliard School, where he studied with Christopher Rouse and completed his doctoral studies in 2004. His doctoral research led him to Finland, via Fulbright Fellowship, where he lived for six years, studying with Eero Hämeenniemi at The Sibelius Academy and freelancing, before he assumed his current position of Assistant Professor of Music in Composition at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Freeman has won awards from ASCAP, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The American-Scandinavian Foundation, American Composers Forum, and The Fulbright Foundation, among others. His most recent work has been choral music composed while on sabbatical in Helsinki: some seasonal carols, commissioned by Hämäläis-Osakunta Choir, a  multi-media work for The Tapiola Choir, and a large-scale solo piano work commissioned by the Mänttä Fetival and pianist Risto-Matti Marin. For more information, please visit: