Dr. Andrew Froelich
Office: 219 Music Education Building
Phone: (701) 231-7884
- D.M.A., Michigan State University, 1988
- M.M., Michigan State University, 1969
- B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 1967
Since his appointment to the faculty of North Dakota State University in 1971, Andrew Froelich has been an active participant in the musical life of Fargo and Moorhead. He is presently Professor of Piano and Theory and in that capacity has given numerous solo piano and chamber music recitals throughout the FM community and surrounding region. Dr. Froelich has been the keyboard player for the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony since 1972 and has been featured as soloist with the orchestra on six different occasions. His first conducting responsibility was as conductor of the FM Youth Symphony. Beginning in 1980 with a NDSU Little Country Theater production of Gypsy, Dr. Froelich embarked on a secondary career as conductor/music director for over 90 productions in the FM area. Companies he has served in this capacity have included the FM Community Theater, Trollwood Arts Park, FM Community Opera, NDSU Repertory Theater, Moorhead State University Theatre, Red River Dance Company, and from 1991 to 2005 he served as music director for the Straw Hat Players of Moorhead State University. Several of Dr. Froelich’s piano students have won competitions including the Sue Simpson Award, the MTNA State Contest, and the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Concerto Contest.
Originally from Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Dr. Froelich received his undergraduate degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and his graduate degrees from Michigan State University. In May of 2002, Dr. Froelich was selected to attend a Carnegie Hall Workshop under the direction of Pierre Boulez. He has also received a grant for composing a quartet for piano and strings which received its premiere in February of 2003.
Dr. Froelich retired in May 2014.