Works performed by Earplay:

Pocket Knives, Paper Football

Kenneth D. Froelich (b.1977) was born in Chester, PA and raised in San Diego, CA. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, and both his Master of Music degree Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. His principal composition teachers include Claude Baker, Don Freund, Sven-David Sandström, Eugene O'Brien, and Donald Crocket.

Froelich has received several national awards and recognitions for his compositions from ASCAP, the National Association of Composers/USA, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (in conjunction with MTNA), the Percussive Arts Society, the New York Youth Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Society of Composers, Inc., and IDEAS (Interactive Digital Environments Arts and Storytelling).

Froelich's music has been performed by many world renowned performing ensembles, including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the American Composers Orchestra, Duo46, the University of New Mexico Percussion Ensemble, the Fresno State Wind Ensemble, the University of Southern California Symphony Orchestra, the California EAR Unit, the Indiana University New Music Ensemble, and the Orpheus Ensemble of Fresno. Works of his have been recently programmed on the Bakersfield Symphony New Directions Concert Series and the Ashland, Oregon New Music Festival, as well as recent international performances in Germany, Italy, and China. His work Clockwork Automata is scheduled to be released this November on a new CD of saxophonist Alan Durst, published by Centaur Records.

Kenneth currently lives in Fresno, CA with his wife Jennifer, where he is appointed as Assistant Professor in Music Composition at California State University, Fresno. Prior to his appointment at CSUF, he taught at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, and at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Sewanee, TN. His music is available through his website and through C. Alan Publications.

[from program for November 3, 2007 concert]