Erin R. Freeman
Erin R. Freeman
Director of Choral Activities, Program of Music
Conductor, artistic leader, and pedagogue Erin Freeman serves in multiple positions throughout the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia and maintains an international presence through guest conducting engagements. In addition to her new role as Director of Choral Activities at George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Arts and Design, Freeman is Artistic Director of The City Choir of Washington and Wintergreen Music and Resident Conductor of the Richmond Ballet. She recently concluded successful tenures as Director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and Director of Choral Activities at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Guest conducting engagements include the Detroit Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Savannah Philharmonic, and the Charlottesville, Portland, Toledo, Virginia, and WIlliamsburg Symphony Orchestras. She has prepared choruses for the Defiant Requiem Foundation, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, and Buffalo Philharmonic and is a repeat guest conductor with Berkshire Choral International and Distinguished Concerts International. She has conducted at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, La Madeleine in Paris, and the Kennedy Center, and led and/or prepared the Richmond Symphony Chorus for multiple recordings, including the 2019 GRAMMY-nominated release of Mason Bates’ Children of Adam on the Reference Recording label.
In 2023-2024, Freeman makes her debut at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Cadogan Hall in London, England, and Vienna’s Musikverein with Berkshire Choral International. In addition, she will lead four performances with the City Choir of Washington and three productions with the Richmond Ballet.
A recent finalist for Performance Today’s Classical Woman of the Year, Freeman has also been named one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s “50 Most Influential Women in Virginia” and an “Extraordinary Woman Leader” by the VCU School of Business. Freeman holds degrees from Northwestern University (BMus), Boston University (MM), and Peabody Conservatory (DMA).