Kenneth Freed


Kenneth Freed

Kenneth Freed joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 1998 after nearly five years as a member of the Manhattan String Quartet. Since coming to Minneapolis, Freed has been music director of the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra. His interest in children's music education has led him to found a non-profit company, Learning Through Music Consulting Group, which seeks to put music at the center of all children's education.

Previous to 1998, Freed performed with the New York Philharmonic as a substitute in the viola section. From 1992 through 1994 he was principal violist of the Richmond Symphony. Freed also served as conductor of the Norwalk (Connecticut) Youth Symphony for two years and was assistant conductor of the Greater Richmond Youth Symphony.

Freed holds degrees in literature and music from Yale University. He and his wife, Gwen, have three children: Zachary, Nellie, and Jonah. Freed was recently appointed a Minnesota Orchestra assistant conductor for the 2005-06 season. In the fall of 2006, Freed will be assuming the position of Music Director for the Mankato Symophony, in Mankato, MN.

Articles by Kenneth Freed:

Learning Through Music – From Implementation To Improvement
September 19, 2019