Sul Ross professor honored with ASCAP award, authors book reviews in Choral Journal

ALPINE Donald Callen Freed, Sul Ross State University professor of music, recently received a $1,100 award for choral and vocal compositions from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

The award covers compositions written, performed and published for the years 2016-17. Freed was notified that an ASCAPLUS award will be presented in this month and a distribution to writers. He has received 16 ASCAP awards since 2001.

ASCAP, headquartered in New York City, is an organization founded by Irving Berlin and others. ASCAP is one of the largest national organizations of composers, authors and publishers.

In addition Freed, Sul Ross State University professor of music, authored two book reviews in the February 2018 issue of Choral Journal.

Freed reviewed “Voice Secrets: One Hundred Performance Strategies for the Advanced Singer,” by Matthew Hoch and Linda Lister, published by Rowman & Littlefield; and “Conducting Technique Etudes: Laban-Based Etudes for Class or Individual Practice,” by James Jordan, with exercises by Blake Henson and Gerald Custer. GIA Publications is the publisher.