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Faythe Freese at the console at St. Trinite, Paris

Office: Moody Music 163
Phone: (205) 348-3329
Email: ffreese@ua.edu
Homepage: music.ua.edu/departments/organ

Listen to Prof. Freese play Distler’s Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Toccata).  Recorded on the Glatter-Gotz/Rosales Organ in Claremont, CA 2006.

Listen to Prof. Freese play Hakim’s To Call my True Love to My Dance (2008), Variation 9: Finale. Recorded June 4 & 5, 2008 on the Messiaen organ at L’Eglise de la Sainte-Trinité, Paris.

Dr. Faythe Freese, Professor of Music at the University of Alabama School of Music, holds degrees in organ performance and church music from Indiana University.  She has held faculty positions at Indiana University, Concordia University in Austin, University of North Dakota-Williston, and Andrew College.  As a Fulbright scholar and an Indiana University/Kiel Ausstausch Programme participant, she studied the works of Jean Langlais with the composer in France, and the works of Max Reger with Heinz Wunderlich in Germany.  Her organ teachers have included Marilyn Keiser, Robert Rayfield, William Eifrig and Phillip Gehring.

With performances described as “powerful …masterful… impressive … brilliant,” Dr. Freese is in demand as a recitalist throughout the United States, Germany, Denmark, South Korea and Singapore.  She was a featured artist and lecturer at the 2010 American Guild of Organists National Convention in Washington, D.C. and a featured performer at the 2001 American Guild of Organists Region VII Convention in San Antonio, TX.  Ms. Freese recruits and teaches undergraduate and graduate organ students majoring in Organ Performance and Church Music at the UA School of Music.

Compact following compact discs are available by contacting Dr. Freese at faythefreese@earthlink.net

  • Faythe Freese à l’Orgue de l’Eglise de la Sainte Trinité, JAV173
  • Roaring Ranks with Faythe Freese Arkay AR6176
  • Sowerby at Trinity Albany Records Troy 368
  • Faythe Freese in Concert Arkay AR6174

Dr. Freese is the author of publications entitled Sunday Morning Organist: A Survivor’s Guide for the Pianist and Sonus Novus: Intonations and Harmonizations (Concordia Publishing House).   She is on the roster of Concert Artist Cooperative, BethZucchino@aol.com