Eric Fried, Associate Professor of Music and Assistant to the Director of the School of Music at Texas Tech University, earned music degrees from Indiana University, the University of Denver, and the University of Arizona. He currently serves as Assistant Concertmaster of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and served for fifteen years as music director/conductor of the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra. Prior to coming to Texas Tech, he served as orchestra director and professor of violin on the music faculties of Oklahoma State University and Hendrix College (AR). During the summers of 1997 and 1998 he was assistant concertmaster of the Classical Music Festival Orchestra based in the Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt, Austria, and performing in numerous locations throughout Austria and Hungary. He also has served as concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Little Rock Chamber Orchestra, and the Arkansas Ballet and Opera orchestras. He was president-elect of the Oklahoma String Teachers Association immediately before accepting his position at Texas Tech. In addition, he has served as conductor/clinician in numerous places throughout the country. He currently serves as Chair of the Texas Division of the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, a position he has held since 2006. During spring semester of 2007 and the summers of 2010 through 2012 he served as music professor at the Texas Tech University Center in Seville, Spain. He will continue in that position during the summer of 2013.
Dr. Fried has published articles in American String Teacher, California Music Educator, College Music Society South Central Music Bulletin, and Upbeat (publication of the American Symphony Orchestra League).
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