College of Liberal and Fine Arts

David Frego - Department Chair

Music Department Chair - Roland K. Blumberg Endowed Professorship, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, General Music


Office: ART 3.01.58


David Frego, Roland K. Blumberg Endowed professor in music, received a B.M. from Brandon University in Canada, a Master of Music in choral performance, a Master of Music Education, and a Ph.D. from Florida State University. He joined the faculty at UTSA in July of 2008. Areas of specialty include elementary general music education and Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Frego is past-president and a member of the advisory board of the Dalcroze Society of America.

As an instructor in Dalcroze Eurhythmics he regularly presents workshops throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. In 1998, Frego established the Dalcroze Research Center in the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute at Ohio State University. His research in movement-based music education and therapy is published in music education journals and medical journals for arts medicine. Other teaching and research areas include dance philosophy and the application of Dalcroze Eurhythmics as palliative care for terminally ill adults.