Edward Freytag holds a B.S. in Music ED from the University of TN Chattanooga and a M.M. in Jazz Percussion Performance from the University of TN Knoxville where he studied with Jerry Coker and Keith Brown. He has been Director of Bands at Cleveland HS and LaVergne HS in TN and is currently Asst. Director of Bands at Whitworth-Buchanan MS. He has taught at Lee University, Cumberland University, and University of TN Chattanooga. He has many former students that are now professional musicians and/or professional music educators. He has performed with the Chattanooga and Knoxville Symphonies and served as percussion caption head for DCA Drum & Bugle Corps, Music City Legend. He is a consultant for DCA Corps Southern Knights in Birmingham, AL. He is an in-demand adjudicator and clinician in both the jazz and percussion areas both nationally and internationally. Mr. Freytag is noted for his innovative jazz-driven writing for marching and concert percussion ensembles. He has recently presented clinics/masterclasses at the Kansas PAS Day of Percussion, the Montana AA Percussion Festival, the Rutherford County Percussion Festival, the North Alabama Percussion Festival, the North Georgia Percussion Festival, the Lee University Jazz Camp, the University of TN Knoxville, Austin Peay State University, the Sumner County Day of Drumset & Percussion, the MTSBOA (Middle TN School Band & Orchestra Association) Jazz Clinic, the West Kentucky Percussion Festival, the Oklahoma Band Directors Association Conference, and the State Music Educators Conferences for Maryland (MMEA), Texas (TxMEA), and Tennessee (TnMEA) to mention a few.
Edward’s performance credit include:
Jazz: Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Randy Brecker, Eliane Elias, Steve Allen, Terry Gibbs, Bill Watrous, Jerry Coker, Donald Brown, Keith Brown, Rusty Holloway, Bill Scarlett, Don Hough, Alan Wyatt, Shawn Perkinson, Nathan Warner, Jim Williamson, Bud Brisbois, Ron Miller, Terry Gibbs, William Ellis, Vinnie Ciesielski, Joe Murphy, Barry Green, Roy Agee, Jeff Coffin, Mark Douthit, Jimmy Bowland, Tish Simeral, Todd Parks, Matt Endahl, Kelli Cox, Jeff E. Cox
Country: Dude Mowery, Marilyn Martin, Philip Claypool, Mindy McCready, Carl Perkins, Thom Ellis, Jack Hancock, Tim Williams, Rick Ferrell, Ray Stevens, Terry Radigan, James T. Horn, Elbert West, Restless Heart
Show: Liberace, Chris McDonald
Pop/Rock: Dr. Hook, Kimber Cleveland
R&B/Soul: Earl Lett, Aretha Franklin
Mr. Freytag is a staff writer for RowLoff Productions Publications and has written such iconic texts as "The Rudimental Cookbook", "Just Desserts", "Multiplicity", and "The Orchemental Snare Collection" along with many ensembles and solos. He also has published materials with Maxwell Tree Music and Innovative Percussion Publishing. He is currently an endorser for RowLoff Productions, KHS America, Mapex Drums, Majestic Percussion, Innovative Percussion, Remo Drumheads, Sabian Cymbals, Humes & Berg Cases and Bags, and Monkdrums. Mr. Freytag is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), Tennessee Music Educators Association (TMEA), Middle Tennessee School Band & Orchestra Association (MTSBOA), Tennessee Bandmasters Association (TBA), and Professional Educators of Tennessee (PET). firstname.lastname@example.org / www.bodproductions.org / www.facebook.com/edward.freytag www.facebook.com/BODProductionsMusicServices / @Edwar