Professor Freeman is a native of Spencer, Indiana. Prior to her career in higher education, she spent 15 years working in public radio serving as music host, assistant music director, program director, and station manager. Prof. Freeman comes to the University of Pikeville after five years at Morehead State University where she directed the Black Gospel Ensemble and taught applied voice, music theory, class piano and the history of rock and roll.
Freeman has sung with the New York Philharmonic, performed lead roles in a variety of operas and musicals, and has been led by renowned conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Thomas Binkley, Paul Salamunovich, and Robert Porco. She continues to perform professionally as a vocalist, pianist, and director specializing in opera, jazz, and pop.
She's a member of Phi Kappa Phi collegiate honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda national music honor society, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing where she has served on the state executive board. She currently serves as University/College District Chair for the Kentucky Music Educators Association. She is also a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Music Teachers National Association, and the American Choral Directors Association.
Students from her university and private studios have succeeded in auditions and won competitions at local, regional, state and national levels. They’ve also gained entry into prestigious programs including the Interlochen Center for the Arts, the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts, the Kentucky All-Collegiate Choir, Kentucky All-State Choruses, and Belmont University.