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Memphis Composers

Memphis area composers, including current and former faculty, students, community members.


Dr. Donald Freund has been a Professor of Music (Composition) at Indiana University since 1992.  He holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Eastman School of Music where he studied with Joseph Willcox Jenkins, Darius Milhaud, Charles Jones, Wayne Barlow, Warren Benson, and Samuel Adler. He was chairman of Composition at Memphis State University from 1972-1992.  During his tenure at Memphis State University, he founded and coordinated the Annual New Music Festival.

Freund is an active composer, having written over 100 performed works, and an active pianist, conductor and lecturer.  He received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2005) and two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.



At the Music Library

Jubilate Deo CD  CD

Jug blues and fat pickin'  CD CD score

Papillons : string quartet after R. Schumann score score

Piano prelude (1990) score

Prisms: original music for horn CD

Quick opener; toccata for woodwind quintet score

Seven etudes a due for violin & cello  score

Silverlining CD

Springsongs LP

Triomusic: violin, clarinet, piano CD score LP



Dissolving Music streaming sound

Hard Cells streaming sound

Life Goes On streaming sound and pdf score

Madame Bovary streaming sound

Passion with Tropes streaming video

Pentecost  streaming sound

Romeo & Juliet video and pdf score

Seven etudes a due viola & cello score

Soft Cells streaming sound 

Sonapartita (Noch Nach Bach)  streaming sound and pdf score

Sonatina - Spring 1967 streaming sound and pdf score

Ukrainian Fantasy streaming sound and pdf score

Viola Concerto streaming sound