Phone: (806) 834-7153
Office: School of Music, Room 216B
Eric Fried, Associate Professor of Music and Assistant to the Director of the School
of Music at Texas Tech University, earned music degrees from Indiana University, the
University of Denver, and the University of Arizona. He currently serves as Assistant
Concertmaster of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and served for fifteen years as music
director and conductor of the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra. Prior to coming to
Texas Tech, he served as orchestra director and professor of violin on the music faculties
of Oklahoma State University and Hendrix College (AR).
During the summers of 1997 and 1998 he was assistant concertmaster of the Classical Music Festival Orchestra based in the Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt, Austria, and performing in numerous locations throughout Austria and Hungary. He also has served as concertmaster of the Arkansas Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Little Rock Chamber Orchestra, and the Arkansas Ballet and Opera orchestras. He was president-elect of the Oklahoma String Teachers Association immediately before accepting his position at Texas Tech. In addition, he has served as a conductor and clinician in numerous places throughout the country.
He has served as the chair of the Texas Division of the American String Teachers Association National Solo Competition, and is currently chair of the TexASTA Young Artists Solo Competition. Dr. Fried has served as professor of music at the Texas Tech University Center in Seville, Spain multiple times since 2007, teaching a course on the music of Spain. Dr. Fried has published articles in American String Teacher, California Music Educator, College Music Society South Central Music Bulletin, and Upbeat (publication of the American Symphony Orchestra League).