A music educator and choral director for 38 years, Ms. Freeman is passionate about the work she does, striving to help her students achieve their goals and dreams. Because she loves the profession so much, she claims that she will teach for another 38 years to come – her future objectives include taking her students to sing in Europe and in a famous New York venue, such as Carnegie Hall or the Lincoln Center.
She has already helped the students at Dickson County High School accomplish great success. At a regional choral festival comprised of 66 groups, the school’s concert choir received an A-plus rating. In addition, during an adjudication cruise in the Bahamas, the adjudicator gave the choir a perfect score of 100, something he hadn’t done in 35 years.
A graduate of Austin Peay State University, Mr. Freeman holds a B.A. in piano and a master’s degree in choral conducting performance. Her academic training has truly prepared her for the exceptional work she does today. While her education plays a large role in her success as an educator, Ms. Freeman states that she is also especially grateful for the support of those who have mentored her over the years. They helped her move into the profession and taught her what she needed to continually progress. These individuals include her former choral directors, Margaret Ann White and George Nabry; her college piano teacher, Patricia Gray; and her excellent music education teacher, Ed Goddard. They all served as great inspiration to her in pursuing this career.
In 1985, Ms. Freeman was officially recognized for the work she has done in the education profession; she was named a Teacher of the Year. Although extremely dedicated to and skilled in her work, she feels that credit should also be given to the students whom she instructs. She is happy to have been blessed with well-disciplined and talented students who have made her work easy and enjoyable.
Ms. Freeman belongs to the Middleton Vocal Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, and American Choral Directors Association, as well as the music fraternity for women, Sigma Alpha Iota.