Dr. Patrick K. Freer, 2018 Guest Conductor
Patrick K. Freer is Professor of Music at Georgia State University. He is a former Interim Director of the School of Music. His degrees are from Westminster Choir College and Teachers College-Columbia University. Dr. Freer holds Affiliate Faculty status with Georgia State’s Institute of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. He is Past Chair and Chair-Elect of the NAfME Gender & Sexuality Special Research Interest Group and an appointed member of the ACDA Standing Committee on Research and Publications.
He is a recent inductee to Westminster Choir College’s Music Education Hall of Fame. Dr. Freer has guest conducted or presented in 37 states and 19 countries, including at six National Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and seven National Conferences of the National Association for Music Education. His guest conducting and lecturing in 2017 took him to Austria, Canada, Estonia, Israel, Kazakhstan, and Spain, and to the US states of Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, and Ohio. He most recently guest conducted the 2017 Kansas ACDA Children’s All-State Honor Choir.
Dr. Freer is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing. He is the immediate past editor of Music Educators Journal and is on the Editorial Committee for Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. He has authored 3 textbooks, a DVD series, 16 book chapters/sections, and over 120 articles in most of the field’s leading national and international journals. Dr. Freer’s research focus is on the sociological and pedagogical factors impacting the singing of boys during and beyond the adolescent voice change.