Rob Freeberg moved to Dummerston, VT in 2012, after retiring from his position as Director of Bands at New Rochelle High School, NY, where he taught for 30 years. Many of his former students have pursued careers in music as performers, conductors and composers. He also directed a community jazz band, the Rob Freeberg Big Band, and the Iona College Pep Band. Rob was selected as guest conductor for several all-county and regional music festivals in NY, and performed and recorded as a freelance trumpeter in the metropolitan NY area.
Since moving to Vermont, Rob has become active at the VT Jazz Center, serving on its Board of Directors and directing the VJC Sextet and Big Band. He performs with the Windham Orchestra and its brass quintet, with chamber orchestras accompanying the Bennington County Choral Society and Keene Chorale, and was chosen as guest conductor for the District 6 MS Jazz Band. Rob teaches at the Putney School, co-directs the Jazz Workshop at Brattleboro Union High School, and has taught a jazz improvisation class at Bellows Falls Union High.