Trombone And Arranger
Ethan Freier (b. 1964) is a distinguished band director, writer, arranger, and freelance trombonist. Freier is a band director in the Northfield school district in Northfield, Minnesota. He has been teaching there since 1999.
Freier earned his Master of Music degree in jazz studies from Indiana University, where he earned a prestigious “Performance Certificate.” Freier received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Freier’s arranging talents are called upon by the best Latin and pop bands in the Twin Cities area. Many of his compositions for Jazz Ensemble are published by Kjos Music and are performed by musicians all over the world. Freier is the main arranger for Synergy and has arranged hundreds of songs for them. When the talented members of Synergy perform Freier's arrangements, the performances are simply fantastic...sometimes better than the original.
When not playing with Synergy, Freier can be heard performing with the twin cities all star big band, The JazzMN Orchestra, and many other groups. He has shared the stage with wonderful musicians including Kenny Rogers, Harry Connick Jr., Aretha Franklin, Johnny Mathis, Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, Ray Charles, Marie Osmond, The Temptations, The Four Tops, and Natalie Cole.