UCF Music Department
Luis F Fred

Luis F Fred

  • Assistant Professor

Luis.Fred@ucf.edu
Office Hours: Friday 1:00-3:00
Campus Location: PACM112
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Luis F. Fred was appointed Assistant the Professor of Trombone at the University of Central Florida fall 2017. Previous to his appointment at UCF, he was on sabbatical leave pursuing doctoral studies at Northwestern. Mr. Fred was principal trombone of the Puerto Rico Symphony (1998-2017) and professor of trombone at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music (2001-2017). He has extensive symphonic experience having played with major organizations such as the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony and Houston Symphony orchestras. He was co-principal trombone of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid (Madrid Opera) and Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla in Spain. He has worked with conductors such as: Bernard Haitink, Jaap van Zweden, Esa Pekka-Salonen, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert Spano, Jane Glover, Nicolas Kraemer and Maximiano Valdés.

Mr. Fred is a member of Trombones de Costa Rica (TCR), a quartet that specializes in bringing Latin American music to international audiences. He has toured with TCR having travelled Argentina and the United States. Other chamber music credits include performances with the Chicago Music of the Baroque, the Casals Festival chamber players, a residency in the United Kingdom with the Harlaxton Chamber Music Festival, and recording in Caribe Clarinete with Puerto Rico Symphony principal clarinetist Katherine Jones. 

As a soloist, he has performed with ensembles such as the Puerto Rico Symphony, US Army Orchestra (American Trombone Workshop), Banda Sinfónica de Santa Fe (Argentina), and multiple university ensembles in the United States and Latin America. He is a sought after clinician having done seminars in the United Kingdom, United States, Argentina, Costa Rica, Peru, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and his native country, Puerto Rico.

Mr. Fred has recorded with the Puerto Rico Symphony on a Grammy nominated production of Rafael Hernandez's Cofresí. Other recording credits include the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid for the Deutsche Gramophone Label and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla for Sony Classical. 

Mr. Fred holds degrees from Indiana University, Manhattan School of Music and is completing a DMA from Northwestern University. His former teachers include: Michael Mulcahy, Timothy Higgins, Doug Wright, Randy Hawes, Chris Davis, Steve Norrell, David Finlayson, Joseph Alessi, Keith Brown, Edwin Anderson and Antonio Salcedo. 

Research Interests

Trombone Pedagogy, Orchestral Repertoire, Health as it relates to Performance

Recent Research Activities

The healthy development of the young trombonist

Awards

Performance

Puerto Rico Brass Fest, commemorative plaque for contributions to the field, (2015)

Puerto Rico Symphony Solo Competition, First Prize, (Apr 2000)

Puerto Rico Governor’s Commission on Youth, Distinguished Youth on the Field of Music (1992,1990)

Umeå Festival of the Arts, Prize Winner, live broadcast on Swedish Public Radio of Larsson’s Concertino for Trombone. (1989)

Academic

Northwestern University, Boettcher Bogue Award for Outstanding Musicianship (2016, 2015)

Manhattan School of Music, John Clark Award Outstanding Brass Student (1997)

Indiana University, Performer's Certificate, (1991)

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81790 MUL2720 Music of the World Face2Face Tu,Th 9:00AM - 10:15AM Available
No Description Available
81007 MVB1213 Secondary Trombone Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80190 MVB1413 Trombone Ⅰ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80195 MVB2423 Trombone Ⅱ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Available
No Description Available
80200 MVB3433 Trombone Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
81031 MVB3433 Trombone Ⅲ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80205 MVB4443 Trombone Ⅳ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80210 MVB5453 Trombone Ⅴ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
80622 MVB6463 Trombone Ⅵ Face2Face F 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

No courses found for Spring 2017.

No courses found for Fall 2016.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Sep 9, 2017

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