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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Dr. Luis F. Fred is Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Previous to his appointment at UCF, he was on sabbatical leave pursuing doctoral studies at Northwestern University. Dr. Fred was Principal Trombone of the Puerto Rico Symphony (1998-2017) and Associate Professor of Music at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music (2001-2017). He has extensive symphonic experience having played with 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 renowned conductors such as: Bernard Haitink, Jaap van Zweden, Esa Pekka-Salonen, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Michael Tilson Thomas, Robert Spano, Yuri Temirkanov, Jane Glover, Nicolas Kraemer and Maximiano Valdés. 

Dr. 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 in Argentina and the United States. Other activities as a chamber musician include performances with the Chicago Music of the Baroque, the Casals Festival Chamber Players and the Alterity Chamber Orchestra (Orlando, FL). He was in residence with the Harlaxton Chamber Music Festival in the United Kingdom (07) and has recorded with Puerto Rico Symphony's principal clarinetist Kathleen Jones in her album Caribe Clarinete. Since 2014, Dr. Fred does summer residencies with the Fresno Summer Orchestral Academy (FOOSA) an intensive orchestral academy.  

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

He has recorded with the Puerto Rico Symphony on the Grammy nominated production of Rafael Hernandez's Cofresí. Other recording credits include the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid recording of Manuel Penella's El Gato Montés for the Deutsche Gramophone Label and with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla Amadeo Vives' Doña Francisquita, for the Sony Classical label. 

Dr. Fred holds degrees from Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music and Indiana University. His former teachers include Michael Mulcahy, Timothy Higgins, Douglas Wright, Randy Hawes, Christopher 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

Establishing Trombone Fundamentals; The healthy development of the young trombonist.

Awards

Performance Awards.

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 Awards.

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 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90933 MUN3433 Brass Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available
90048 MVB1213 Secondary Trombone Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89296 MVB1413 Trombone Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89301 MVB2423 Trombone Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89306 MVB3433 Trombone Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
90063 MVB3433 Trombone Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89311 MVB4443 Trombone Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89316 MVB5453 Trombone Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
89708 MVB6463 Trombone Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2019.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11042 MUN3431L Brass Quintet Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Available
No Description Available
19609 MUN3433 Brass Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Available
No Description Available
10357 MVB1213 Secondary Trombone Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
10145 MVB1413 Trombone Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
10150 MVB2423 Trombone Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
10155 MVB3433 Trombone Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
10421 MVB3433 Trombone Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
10159 MVB4443 Trombone Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
10164 MVB5453 Trombone Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
10558 MVB6463 Trombone Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81537 MUL2720 Music of the World Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM Available
No Description Available
91714 MUN3433 Brass Ensemble Face to Face Instruction (P) Available
No Description Available
80895 MUN5465L Graduate Chamber Music Face to Face Instruction (P) Available
No Description Available
80940 MVB1213 Secondary Trombone Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80163 MVB1413 Trombone Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80168 MVB2423 Trombone Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80173 MVB3433 Trombone Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80955 MVB3433 Trombone Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80178 MVB4443 Trombone Ⅳ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80183 MVB5453 Trombone Ⅴ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available
80587 MVB6463 Trombone Ⅵ Face to Face Instruction (P) F 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Available
No Description Available

Updated: Mar 4, 2019

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