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UNG hires renowned musician to its faculty


The University of North Georgia’s (UNG) Department of Music welcomes Dr. Adam Frey as the newest assistant professor of music and low brass.

Frey earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in music from Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom, and a doctorate of musical arts from the University of Salford in Salford, United Kingdom.

Before joining the UNG faculty full time, Frey served as the coordinator of brass chamber music at Georgia State University, artist affiliate at Emory University, and is the president and founder of The Euphonium Foundation, Inc., and in Atlanta. He is also the artistic director of the International Euphonium Tuba Festival.

"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Frey to the UNG music community. He has already become an asset to our program by immediately attracting some of the top low brass prospects in the state to our program. Several of these students will begin their studies here this fall," said Dr. Joe Chapman, UNG’s interim music department head. "I am further excited about the opportunities this will give our faculty to collaborate and appear on stage with a musician of international stature."

A Yamaha Performing Artist, he has performed at the Chai-Yi International Wind Band Festival in Chai-Yi, Taiwan, in 2015, the CIVABRA Festival in Brasilia, Brazil in 2014 and the Asia Pacific Band Directors Association Conference in South Korea in 2007.

In 2006, he was awarded the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) Harvey Phillips Award for Excellence in Composition for Diversions by Richard Prior, in 2010 for Concierto Ibierco by Tim Jansa and again most recently in 2014 for Concerto for Tuba by Robert Pintos.

"I am incredibly excited about joining the faculty at UNG this fall. I look forward to helping foster and develop great future music educators and performers, and sharing my extensive experiences across the music department.  I also look forward to performance collaborations with the faculty and visiting area schools. Low brass students and high school teachers from around the state should look for our amazing new Guest Artist Series," Frey said.  

He will be teaching lessons to all trombone, euphonium, and tuba students on both the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses in the fall. He will also be directing the brass choirs on those campuses.


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