Erin Freeman named music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Posted on: July 16, 2013

In Monday’s (7/15) Buffalo Business First, James Fink writes that Erin Freeman has been named music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus. The 2013-14 season will be “a transition year,” Fink reports, with Freeman assuming a full-time duties in 2014-15. “ ‘She is simply the total symphonic choral director,’ said Brad Felton, BPC vice president, who led the search. ‘She brings to us a knowledge of repertoire, knowledge of singing, knowledge of orchestral conducting and a readily displayed sense of fun—all mixed with appropriate professional discipline.’ ” From a pool of 35 applicants, Freeman was one of three candidates “invited for an extended audition period, giving each the opportunity to work with the chorus for a portion of the recently completed season.” She “holds doctoral degree in conducting from the Peabody Conservatory, a master’s in conducting from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Northwestern University. She has served as the associate conductor of the Richmond [Va.] Symphony and director/conductor of the Richmond Symphony Chorus since 2007, as well as an assistant professor of interdisciplinary and theory-based music classes at American University.”

Posted July 16, 2013