Erin Freeman, director of choral activities, will serve as the artistic director of this year’s Wintergreen Music Festival in Nellysford, Va, as well as the associated Wintergreen Music Academy. This year’s festival features concerts of a wide variety of genres, from pop to classical and jazz, along with cooking classes and events at neighborhood breweries.
In addition to her work at VCUarts, Freeman is also the director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and an accomplished conductor who has taken the stage with orchestras throughout the United States.
During the festival, Freeman will teach a five-day “Music Fundamentals” course, focusing on the mechanics of rhythm, melody, harmony and instrumentation.
The Wintergreen Music Festival runs from July 8 to August 4. See the full schedule of events at the Wintergreen website.