Alex Freeman (b. 1972, Raleigh NC) composes in a wide range of styles and media. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Boston University’s School of Fine Arts, and the Juilliard School, where he completed his doctoral studies in 2004. His doctoral research led him to Finland, via a Fulbright Fellowship, where he lived for six years, studying at The Sibelius Academy and freelancing, before he assumed his current position of Assistant Professor of Music in Composition at Carleton College in Northfield MN. Among his teachers have been Robert Ward, Samuel Adler, Warren Benson, Joseph Schwantner, David Liptak, Chritopher Rouse, Charles Fussell, Richard Cornell, and Eero H√§meeniemi. He has won awards from ASCAP, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The American-Scandinavian Foundation, American Composers Forum, The Fulbright Foundation, and The Jerome Fund for New Music, among others.



Release Date: August 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5963
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
The 28th edition of the Society of Composers, Inc. release series and the 4th on Navona Records, PENDULUM extrapolates and elaborates on several themes relating to variation, transformation, repetition, and more.


Release Date: March 1, 2014
Catalog Number: NV5944
21st Century
POLARITIES, an album of new presentations in classical music, expresses the emotions, feelings, and scenes associated with opposites. The works on the album, by four composers, range from a piece for wind ensemble and the Chinese gaohu, to a piano sonata, a chamber work, and works for orchestra.