H. Robert Freelove teaches band and choir to 5 – 12 grade students at Pillager High School in Pillager, MN. Rob’s duties in Pillager also include coaching football, wrestling, track and directing the school’s annual musicals. Rob also teaches driver’s education to the students at Pillager. Rob received his bachelors of music degree from St. Olaf College, in Northfield Minnesota. Rob is an active performer, having performed with the Staples Area Men’s Chorus, The Legacy Choral, The Heartland Symphony, The Long Prairie Symphony, The St. Cloud Symphony, The CLC Community Band, The Hole in the Day Players, and many more. He has been blessed to have studied voice with Dr. Robert Scholz, and tuba with Gary Buttery, Paul Niemesto, Ross Tolbert, and Morris Kainuma Mr. Freelove is also a very active conductor, currently directing The Staples Area Men’s Choir. Rob has continued to lead the SAMC in their tradition of excellence, and will lead the group to their first ever performance in Carnegie Hall later this year. Later in the spring, the SAMC will join in a collaboration with Lake Health Systems to explore men’s health issue, and celebrate men in song. Formerly Rob directed The Staples Area Women’s Chorus. Under his direction the SAWC has performed in concert with The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists, been chosen to participate in the Minnesota ACDA’s Commissioning Consortium where they sang the world premiere of Carolyn Jennings “Some Glad Morning,” and developed a women’s chorus festival, “Her Voice, Her Song.” He has studied conducting with, Walter Chestnut, Steven Amundson, Miles “Mity” Johnson, Robert Scholz, Anton Armstrong, Richard Hansen, Frederick Fennell, Craig Kirchoff, and Timothy Mahr. Rob is happily married to, and tremendously proud of Anne Freelove, also a St. Olaf Alumna. Anne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory and Composition, and is a talented and much sought after soprano. Together they have three children, Paul, Joshua, and Samuel, who are very active boys and budding musicians.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm Staples Motley High School Gymnasium