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Patrick Freer

Professor, Music Education

Music Education – Choral
Coordinator of Music Education

Dr. Patrick K. Freer is Professor of Music at Georgia State University. He is a former Interim Director of of the School of Music. He holds Affiliate Faculty status with the Institute of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. His degrees are from Westminster Choir College and Teachers College, Columbia University.  He has guest conducted or presented in 36 states and 16 countries, including the 2014 Southwest Division ACDA Junior High Honor Choir. He has presented at six National Conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and five National Conferences of the National Association for Music Education. His 2015-16 schedule includes research, presentations and/or teaching graduate courses in Canada, Greece, Spain, Thailand, and Turkey.  He will serve as keynote speaker and guest conductor for the inaugural Symposium of Singing and Song (St. Johns, NF), and guest conductor of regional and All-State choirs in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, and Missouri.

Dr. Freer is Academic Editor and Chair of the Editorial Committees for Music Educators Journal and has authored multiple book chapters and over 100 articles in most of the field’s leading national and international journals.  Publications include “Getting Started with Middle School Chorus” (named Outstanding Academic Title by Choice) and the DVD series Success for Adolescent Singers.  His most recent publications include articles in the 2015-16 volume years of the British Journal of Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, Research Studies in Music Education, Music Education Research, and the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education. Dr. Freer’s research focus is on the sociological and pedagogical factors impacting the singing of boys during and beyond the adolescent voice change.

Dr. Freer lives in Atlanta, GA with his husband, Kevin Sullivan and their two rescue pitbulls, Luka and Zaira.