Fred Broer (b.1942) is a native Oregonian. He received his Master of Music degree from Indiana University and his Doctorate from Boston University. Some of the composition teachers he studied with include Jack Goode, Bernard Heiden, and Joyce McKeel. He taught music in colleges for over 25 years, served in several churches as Music Director/Organist, performed as director of several community choruses, and was Director of the North Shore Conservatory of Music, a community music school at Endicott College in Beverly MA.

Broer is author of the book “Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Innovator of His Time” (Cantilena Publishing Co.) and has edited and published several piano and chamber works by Hummel. His compositions, which number over 50 works, encompass a broad spectrum of solo, chamber and orchestra music. He currently resides in Gloucester MA.


Fred Broer

Release Date: June 10, 2016
Catalog Number: NV6042
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
String Quartet
Composer, author, and educator Fred Broer presents his String Quartet No. 8, as well as four colorful piano works, on his Navona release FRED BROER: MUSIC FOR STRING QUARTET AND PIANO SOLO. Broer’s adventurous String Quartet No. 8 is performed masterfully by the New England String Quartet  and is dedicated to the memory of his good friend Hilda Ayer.

Turbulent Sky

Release Date: November 13, 2015
Catalog Number: NV6012
21st Century
String Orchestra
Navona Records’ compilation of contemporary works for orchestra, TURBULENT SKY, presents works by composers Fred Broer, William Coble, and Stephen Yip that explore and celebrate the dramatic fanfare, intricate textures, and variety of timbres possible with the orchestra.