Jeremiah Frederick is a Chicago-based horn player and is currently the second horn of the South Bend Symphony and a member of the Chicago Philharmonic and the IRIS Orchestra. In addition, Jeremiah has played with other Chicago-area ensembles including the Lyric Opera, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, 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 has played with contempo at the University of Chicago and on the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNow series.
“It is a tremendous privilege to welcome Jeremiah Frederick to the School of Music as a visiting professor this fall. He is a performer of superlative skill, and he excels in mentoring highly talented young musicians. He will be an extraordinary asset to our students and community,” said Dr. Kevin Sanders, Director of the School of Music.
Solo engagements have included performances of Schumann’s Concertpiece with the Fox Valley Symphony and South Bend Symphony, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Jacob’s Concerto For Horn and Strings at Northwestern University. In October of 2018, Mr. Frederick was the artist-in-residence for the Racine Symphony, giving numerous recitals and masterclasses in the community and culminating in a performance of Mozart’s Concerto No. 3 with the orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Frederick is a member of the Millar Brass Ensemble and has played with the Chicago Chamber Musicians and Midsummer’s Music in Door County. He is also a founding member of Quintet Attacca, a wind quintet and winner of the 2002 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition’s Grand Prize. Following this honor, Quintet Attacca has toured extensively in the Midwest in addition to concerts in New York City and Italy. Quintet Attacca is currently in residence at The Music Institute of Chicago and was formerly with the Chicago Chamber Musicians’ Community Engagement Program.
Mr. Frederick is a frequent pit musician in Chicago. He has performed the pre-Broadway world premieres of Tootsie, 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, and Sunset Boulevard.
As a teacher, Mr. Frederick maintains studios at the Music Institute of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Elgin Community College and at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. His students have gone on to receive numerous honors and many have gone on to study in some of the nation’s top music schools.
Jeremiah graduated from Northwestern University in 2000 with a Masters’ Degree in horn performance and received his Bachelor’s in performance from Lawrence University. His primary teachers have included Gail Williams, Bill Barnewitz, and James DeCorsey.