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Southern Oregon University

Assistant Professor of Music

Fredna Grimland, Assistant Professor of Music, teaches applied voice and music education. She moved to Southern Oregon from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area of North Texas. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of North Texas where she served as a Teaching Fellow in Music Education and Choral Conducting. At UNT, she was awarded Most Outstanding Graduate students in two areas: Music Education and Conducting.

Dr. Grimland has sung professionally and semi-professionally with the Dallas Opera Chorus, The Dallas Symphony Chorus, and The Denton Bach Choir. She was a participant in the Robert Shaw Festival Chorus, singing the music of Verdi in concert in Carnegie Hall. She studied opera in Florence, Italy, as part of her graduate studies, and was twice a finalist in the Southwest Region Metropolitan Opera Auditions.She has taught all levels of choral and vocal music, K-adult, in schools, university, and community college, both public and parrochial.

Her goal is to educate young music educators to be as passionate in their love and appreciation of music and their students as she is.

Dr. Grimland's dream would be for everyone to understand how important music is for a balance of both the soul and the intellect. That may sound a bit "mushy," but it seems that we always have to defend music, when it is very much an academic exercise as well as an aesthetic offering. She is married and has two daughters.

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