Patrick K. Freer is Professor of Music at Georgia State University where he currently conducts the 130-voice Choral Union and directs the doctoral programs in music education. He is former Visiting Professor at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria). His degrees are from Westminster Choir College and Teachers College-Columbia University. Dr. Freer has conducted or presented in 39 states and 29 countries, including recent guest conducting for multiple All-State and Division/Region ACDA Honor Choirs, and more than 75 professional and/or honor choirs in the USA and abroad. Dr. Freer is Editor of the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, past editor of Music Educators Journal and member of the ACDA National Standing Committee for Research & Publications. He chairs the philosophy sub-group within the task force responding to COVID-19 concerns for the National Collegiate Choral Organization.