Kenneth Froelich

Described as "energetic, exciting, and rhythmically dynamic," composer KENNETH D. FROELICH's music has been performed internationally in England, Germany, Italy, France, Slovenia, Finland, Canada, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and China, as well as numerous major cities across theUnited States. Emerging as a vibrant new voice in the world of contemporary chamber and orchestral music, Kenneth has been honored with awards from ASCAP, the National Association of Composers/USA, Meet the Composer, the Percussive Arts Society, the American Composers Forum, and the Society of Composers Inc.

Kenneth's works have been presented by such acclaimed ensembles as the American Composers Orchestra, Duo46, Earplay, the Empyrean Ensemble, the California E.A.R Unit, the Jolles Duo, the Indianapolis Symphonic Orchestra, Conundrum, the Universityof New Mexico Percussion Ensemble, the Universityof Southern California Symphony Orchestra, the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, and the Orpheus Ensemble of Fresno. Some of his more recent works include Braindance (2011), premiered by the Fresno State Wind Orchestra; Unwinding Time (2008) for oboe and computer, performed by Krista Riggs at the International Double Reed Society 2009 conference in Birmingham, England; and Neurotica (2008) for flute and percussion trio, performed by flutist Teresa Beaman at several venues in South America and at the 2010 National Flute Association Convention in Anaheim, CA.

Kenneth continues to serve as composer-in-remote-residence for the Heretic Opera of Portland. His opera Valentine (2010) will be recorded and released through Heretic Opera in 2012. Other upcoming premieres include a new song cycle for soprano Ann Moss, new wind ensemble works for the UNLV, Western Oregon, and University of the Pacific wind ensembles, and a new brass ensemble work for "Brass in Blue," part of the U.S. Air Force Heartland of America Band. Kenneth recently participated in a week-long residency at Cornell University from October 12th through 18th, 2010, as part of Meet the Composer's Music Alive: New Partnerships residency program. His orchestral work Pulse Mutations (2004) was performed as part of this residency.

Kenneth received both his Doctorate of Music and Masters of Music degrees from Indiana University, and received his Bachelors of Music degree summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1999. His principal composition teachers include Claude Baker, Don Freund, Sven-David Sandstrom, Eugene O'Brien, Donald Crocket, Frederick Lesemann, Morten Lauridsen, and Erica Muhl.

Kenneth currently resides in Fresno,CA with his wife Jennifer and daughter Katerina, where he is Associate Professor in Music Composition at California State University,Fresno and director of the Fresno New Music Festival. He previously taught at Ball State University in Muncie ,IN, and at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Sewanee, TN.

Kenneth's percussion ensemble work Accidental Migration is available through C. Alan Publications, and his concert band work Tock is available through Wingert-Jones Publications. Additional scores are available through JOMAR Press and his website at www.kennethfroelich.com.

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