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Dr. Vreeman earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011, where he studied under Peter Eklund and Therees Hibbard, conducted the City Campus Choir, and taught undergraduate conducting. He earned a BA in both choral and instrumental music education from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, and a M.Ed from the same institution while he taught secondary choral and instrumental music at Grace Christian School in his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. He has directed a wide variety of both choral and instrumental ensembles at all levels, including school choral ensembles from elementary to college, and bands and orchestras at the secondary level. Dr. Vreeman's most recent conducting posts included the City Campus Choir at the University of Nebraska, a student-and-community ensemble that focuses on larger works, and Cantori, an advanced treble choir of the Nebraska Choral Arts Society in Omaha.
As a scholar and proponent of American music, Dr. Vreeman has done significant research into the life and works of 20th century choral icon Randall Thompson, which has included reading and examining thousands of Thompson's personal letters held in the Houghton Library at Harvard University. He has also lectured on music philosophy and offered clinics on the use of technology in the classroom. Also active as a clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Vreeman is noted for his ability to lead choirs of many types with enthusiasm and efficiency. Beyond conducting, Dr. Vreeman is also passionate about classroom teaching, having taught music theory, general music, and musicianship at the high school level.
Also an active performer, Dr. Vreeman has sung as a section leader and soloist with many ensembles, including the Anchorage Concert Chorus and Chorale, Anchorage Opera, and most recently as a charter member of the professional chamber choir Abendchor in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Though he has diverse hobby interests as a closet engineer and woodworker, any free time that Dr. Vreeman discovers is happily consumed by his wife and three young children.