Stefan Freund Named MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year
Stefan Freund has been selected as the 2004 MTNA-Shepherd Distinguished Composer of the Year for his composition Screams and Grooves, commissioned by the Missouri MTA. Freund is a visiting assistant professor of composition and music theory at the University of Missouri School of Music in Columbia.
He received a bachelor of music degree in composition and cello with high distinction from the Indiana University School of Music and master's and doctorate degrees in composition and cello from the Eastman School of Music. His primary composition teachers included Christopher Rouse, Joseph Schwantner, Augusta Read Thomas, Frederick Fox and Don Freund, his father. Freund studied cello with Steven Doane, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Peter Spurbeck, among others.
Prior to his position at the University of Missouri, Freund was assistant professor of composition at the Eastman School of Music.
Freund is the recipient of two William Schuman Prizes and the Boudleaux Bryant Prize from BMI, five ASCAP Morton Gould Grants, six ASCAP Standard Awards, a Music Merit Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters and the Howard Hanson Prize. …