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Edward Freytag

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Edward Freytag holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education

(instrumental/vocal) from the University of Tennessee At Chattanooga (1976) and
a Master of Music Degree in Jazz & Studio Performance from the University Of
Tennessee At Knoxville (1990) where he studied with renowned jazz educator,
Jerry Coker and drum set guru, Keith Brown. Mr. Freytag was Associate Director
of Bands and Instructor of Percussion & Jazz at Cleveland Junior/Senior High
Schools in Cleveland, Tennessee from 1976 to 1989. While in tenure at CHS, his
marching and concert percussion ensembles and jazz groups received consistent
superior ratings and first place awards.
He has taught applied percussion at Tomlinson College, Lee University,
Cumberland University and was the Professor of Percussion at the University of
Tennessee At Chattanooga during 1990 and 1991. Mr. Freytag has been a
percussion section member of both the Knoxville Symphony and the Chattanooga
Symphony Orchestras. He also has an extensive background as an adjudicator
and clinician in both the percussion and jazz areas.
Mr. Freytag has performed and toured extensively throughout the United States,
Russia, Germany, England and the Caribbean Islands with such well-known artists
as Liberace, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Steve
Allen, Buddy Morrow, Donald Brown, Jerry Coker, Ron Miller, Ray Stevens, Bill
Watrous, Terry Gibbs, Bud Brisbois, Dude Mowrey (Arista Records), Marilyn
Martin (Atlantic Records), James T. Horn (Curb Records), Philip Claypool (Curb
Records), Ric Ferrell (Dreamworks Records), Mindy McCready (RCA Records),
Thom Ellis (E3 entertainment, LLC), Kimber Cleveland, Dr. Hook, and the
legendary Carl Perkins. He has done openings for the likes of Kenny Chesney,
Ray Stevens, Joe Diffie, Eddie Money, Tracy Lawrence, Rick Trevino, Billy Dean,
Shaver, Radney Foster, Lorrie Morgan, Restless Heart, Martina McBride, Eddie
Arnold, and Leroy Parnell. He is the founder of BOD Productions, Guru Graphics,
Serious Percussion Publications, and is currently working as a freelance
percussion artist and studio musician, private instructor, percussion and jazz
clinician, and staff writer for Row-Loff Productions in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr.
Freytag is also currently the Director of Bands and Fine Arts Chair at LaVergne
High School in LaVergne, Tennessee. He currently plays percussion for the
Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. He is the author of “The Rudimental Cookbook”
and “Just Desserts”, the definitive statements in rudimental drumming, and has
many published percussion ensembles on state music lists across the nation. Mr.
Freytag is endorsed by KHS America (Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, Jupiter
Horns), Evans Drumheads, HQ Percussion, Innovative Percussion Sticks and
Mallets, and Row-Loff Productions. Mr. Freytag is an active member of the
Percussive Arts Society, Music Educators National Conference, Middle Tennessee
School Band & Orchestra Association, Tennessee Bandmasters Association,
Middle Tennessee Vocal Association, National Education Association, Tennessee
Education Association, and the Rutherford Education Association.

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