Dr. Kennith Freeman is Assistant Professor of Piano at Wayland University in Plainview, Texas. He holds degrees from the University of Memphis (D.M.A., 2009; M.M., 2001) and Pepperdine University (B.A., 1996) in piano performance with an emphasis in collaborative piano. An avid chamber musician, Freeman has collaborated with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra as well as faculty members of the University of Southern Florida and the University of Missouri – Kansas City. A founding member of the Memphis Flute Trio, Freeman and his colleagues received invitations to appear as guest recitalists and clinicians at festivals including the Hawaii Music Teachers’ Association Conference and the biennial meeting of the International Society for Music Education in Beijing, China. Throughout his career, Dr. Freeman has been active in musical theater productions with both professional and amateur companies throughout the nation; credits include The Fantasticks, Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls, and The Secret Garden. Additionally, Dr. Freeman has played an active role in the music ministry of the local church for over 20 years. He has served congregations in Arkansas, Tennessee, California, and Mississippi in roles ranging from staff pianist to Director of Music Ministries. Freeman is an active member of the College Music Society and Music Teachers’ National Association.