JEREMIAH FREDERICK, horn
Hornist Jeremiah Frederick currently holds the positions of Second Horn with the Lake Forest Symphony and Associate Principal horn with the South Bend Symphony. In addition, Jeremiah has played with other fine ensembles including the Lyric Opera, the Iris Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic, the Grant Park, Elgin, Rockford and Omaha Symphonies, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Joffrey Ballet and the Philly Pops Orchestra in Philadelphia. He enjoys new music performance and to this end has played with contempo at the University of Chicago and on the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNow series. As a soloist, Jeremiah was awarded third place in the American Horn Competition in 2001. Solo engagements have included performances of Schumann’s Concertpiece for Four Horns with the Gallay Quartet and Fox Valley Symphony, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Jacob’s Concerto For Horn and Strings at Northwestern University.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Frederick is a member of the Millar Brass Ensemble and has played with the Chicago Chamber Musicians. He is also a founding member of Quintet Attacca, a wind quintet and winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition’s Grand Prize in 2002. Following this great honor, Quintet Attacca has toured extensively in the Midwest, been an ensemble-in-residence at Italy’s Emilia Romagna Festival and made their New York debut at the Schneider Concert series at New School University. Quintet Attacca is currently in residence at The Music Institute of Chicago and and recently completed an eight-year collaboration with the Chicago Chamber Musicians’ Community Engagement Program.
Mr. Frederick is a frequent show performer in Chicago. He has performed the pre-Broadway world premieres of The Addams Family and Big Fish. He has also performed with many Broadway in Chicago and local theater productions, including The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Shrek The Musical, Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard.
Mr. Frederick maintains a large teaching studio and is on faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago, Judson University and Loyola University Chicago.
Jeremiah graduated from Northwestern University in 2000 with a master of music degree in horn performance, and received his bachelor of music in performance from Lawrence University. His teachers have included Gail Williams, Bill Barnewitz, Dale Clevenger, and James DeCorsey.