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Eric Frei

Eric Frei

Eric Frei,
Adjunct Faculty of Vocal Coaching
Music
Vocal Coaches

Biography

Pianist and vocal coach Eric David Frei is a young budding collaborator. Eric joins the faculty at Oklahoma City University as an adjunct professor of Vocal Coaching. Most recently, Eric served as the musical associate, chorus master, répétiteur, and assistant conductor for Tri-Cities Opera in New York. During their 2015-16 season, Eric worked on Il barbiere di Siviglia, Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, The Telephone, Trouble in Tahiti, Sweeney Todd, and the world premiere of Santino DiAngelo’s Narcissus. 

Eric completed his master’s degree in Opera Coaching at Florida State University where he studied with Douglas Fisher. There, he accompanied the main stage opera productions that included Don Giovanni, The Rake’s Progress, Street Scene, and Roméo et Juliette as well as music directing a variety of scenes in opera workshop. Under the guidance and mentorship of Douglas Fisher, Eric music directed Suor Angelica, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Handel's Apollo and Daphne, and Dominick Argento’s Postcard from Morocco

Since 2012, Eric has spent his summers as a staff accompanist and coach at the Seagle Music Colony in upstate New York. At Seagle, he music directed Lerner and Lowe’s Camelot as well as the touring children's operas. Additionally, Eric served as the pianist for Seagle’s Così fan tutte, Street Scene, Forty-Second Street, L’italiana in Algeri, and Il barbiere di Siviglia. Eric has also worked with First Coast Opera in St. Augustine, Florida, coaching and accompanying their productions of Don Giovanni and Madama Butterfly, while also being invited back as a recitalist.