Dr. Fred Freeman

Dr. Fred Freeman is a member of the American String Teachers Association. His university degrees are: Doctor of Education, Baylor University; Master of Science, Music Education, University of Illinois; Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music Theory and Composition, Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Freeman has extensive experience as an adjudicator for regional orchestra auditions, state orchestra competitions, and regional and state solo and ensemble competitions. A military veteran, he served for three years in the United States Army.

Dr. Freeman began teaching music when he was in the eighth grade. After spending many years as a private teacher, he became a public school orchestra director. He later served as a high school principal and assistant superintendent.

Dr. Freeman ultimately returned to full-time private studio teaching, providing instruction in violin, viola, cello, and string bass. He is a violinist with the Sherman Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife, Sandra, volunteer as musicians at church and for Sherman’s community theaters. Dr. Freeman conducts or plays in the orchestras for multiple shows every season. He is an active string quartet musician, playing violin, viola, or cello and, sometimes, string bass in larger ensembles.


Dr. Freeman can be reached by emailing freemanf@grayson.edu.