Freeze, Tracy

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Tracy Freeze


Born: June 20, 1974

Country: California, USA

Studies: University of Nevada, Reno (BME) 1997; University of Oregon (MM Performance 2001; DMA 2004)

Teachers: Charles Dowd, Eric Middleton, Andrew Heglund

Tracy Freeze, Marimbist and Percussionist, specializes in contemporary and avant-garde marimba and multi-percussion repertoire, including works of composers Meyer Kupferman, Andrew Thomas, Steven Mackey, Eric Ewazen, Barney Childs, Reginald Brindle-Smith, Stewart Saunders Smith and Julie Spencer. Recent orchestral experience includes work with the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Eugene Opera, Oregon Festival of American Music, Oregon Bach Festival, Oregon Mozart Players, Nevada Festival Ballet, Nevada Opera, Reno Chamber Orchestra, and the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared as a guest soloist with the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Reno Pops Orchestra, the Reno Percussion Ensemble, the Oregon Percussion Ensemble and various other professional and university orchestras.

Freeze can be heard on Art of the States playing percussion on George Crumb's An Idyll for the Misbegotten and as the marimba soloist with the Oregon Percussion Ensemble on the Soundspells Productions recording of Meyer Kupferman's Percussion Symphony on the Orchestral Music of Meyer Kupferman Vol. 16, CD135. Freeze has two duo jazz recordings with the Goodvibes Jazz Duo titled “Snapshot Live” and “Bus Dust and Dogs” with vibraphonist Charles Dowd. Recently, Freeze has authored and created a new online percussion database title TEKPercussion Database at

Dr. Freeze is an active clinician, giving master-classes, clinics and recitals in Mexico, Canada 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 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 Professor of Percussion Studies at Emporia State University.

Works for Percussion

1337 Machine - Percussion Nonet: min. of 9 or more players
Anxiety (Freeze) - Percussion Ensemble
Extemporanimus - Indeterminante Instrumentation
Extemporanimus II - Inderterminate Instrumentation
Litter Liter Lieder - Percussion Sextet: 2 Liter Bottles; min. of 6 or more players
Percussion Symphony No. 1 - Percussion Quartet
Praesepe M.44 - Percussion Sextet: min. of 6 or more Players
Quartet For Percussion - Free vs Controlled - Percussion Quartet
Rhapsody for Timpani - Timpani
Sacrifice of Odin - Percussion Ensemble (13)
Stompageddon - Percussion Quintet: Push Brooms; min of 5 or more players
Stompapotamus - Percussion Quintet: Push Brooms; min of 5 or more players
Taiko Machine - Percussion Octet: min. of 8 or more players
Teh Pwnin Machine - Percussion Nonet: min. of 9 or more players
Thor and Jörmungandr - Percussion Octet: min. of 8 or more players
Trapezium Cluster - Timpani, Percussion Nonet: min. of 9 or more players
Trenches - Percussion Ensemble (10): min. of 10 or more players
Water and Ice - Percussion Nonet: min. of 9 or more players


Adagio for Strings - Percussion Quintet; Mallet Ensemble; Doubling preferred
Ave Maria from All Night Vigil - Percussion Quartet; Mallet Ensemble; Doubling preferred
Bolero a'la Zappa - Percussion Sextet; Jazz Band
Der Doppleganger - Marimba - Voice (1 player)
Fantasy On Japanese Woodprints, op.211 (Percussion Ensemble) - Xylophone; Percussion Nonet
Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana - Percussion Sextet; Mallet Ensemble
La Messe de Nostre-Dame - Percussion Quartet, Mallet Ensemble; Doubling preferred
Le Nozze di Figaro - Overture - Percussion Quintet, Mallet Ensemble
Numc Dimittis from All Night Vigil - Percussion Quintet or Sextet; Mallet Ensemble; Doubling preferred
Concerto pour batterie et petit orchestre - Multiple Percussion; Percussion Sextet, Mallet Ensemble
Polka from The Golden Age - Percussion Quartet; Mallet Ensemble
Senegal Calling - Percussion Ensemble (14); optional Jazz Band
Siete canciones populares españolas - Marimba; Soprano Voice
Time After Time - Percussion Duo, Marimba/Vibes Duo
Toccata and Fugue - Percussion Quintet; Mallet Ensemble