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Tom Freer


Tom Freer has served as assistant principal timpani and member of the percussion section of the Cleveland Orchestra since 1991. Prior to his appointment with Cleveland, he was principal timpani with the Alabama Symphony (1989-91) and The Fort Wayne Philharmonic (1987-89) and also principal percussion/assistant timpani with the Norrköpings Symfoniorkester in Sweden (1986-87). A graduate of the Cleveland Institute, Mr. Freer’s teachers have included Cloyd Duff, Paul Yancich, Richard Weiner, Jim Atwood, and Mario Gaetano. He is a frequent clinician and coordinator of timpani and percussion studies at Cleveland State University.


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