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Tracy Freeze

Tracy Freeze

Professor of Music

Campus Box 4029

Building Beach Music Hall

Room 109

  • 620-341-5326

Department of Music, Box 4029
Emporia State University
Emporia, KS 66801-5087


D.M.A. University of Oregon - Percussion Performance
M.M. University of Oregon - Percussion Performance
M.M. University of Oregon - Instrumental Conducting
B.M.E. University of Nevada - Music Education

Tracy Freeze performs both in the classical and jazz genres. A native of Nevada, Freeze has performed as a drummer and percussionist with touring groups and shows at the Reno Hilton and Nevada Harrahs. Freeze has studied North Indian classical tabla drumming with Doug Scheuerell, Brazilian Batucada Escola de Samba with Jake Pegg and Andy Heglund, and Cuban and Afro-Cuban conga and percussions with Eric Middleton in Nevada. Tracy is currently touring and recording with a marimba/vibes duo called the Goodvibes Jazz Duo with percussionist Charles Dowd throughout the United States and Mexico.

As a classical musician, he is a marimba concerto competition winner both in Nevada and Oregon. Dr. Freeze is an active clinician, giving master-classes, clinics, and recitals in Mexico and the United States.

He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from the University of Nevada at Reno, two Master Degrees from the University of Oregon in the areas of Percussion Performance and Instrumental Conducting, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oregon under the tutelage of Charles Dowd and Robert Ponto. Dr. Freeze is currently the Professor of Percussion Studies at Emporia State University.