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John Fries
John (Jack) Fries
202 King Ave.
Shamokin Dam, PA 17876
Phone: 570 850-5331
E-Mail: jfries@ptd.net

Professional Summary
Seasoned pianist with more than 70 years of experience.
Excellent improvisation and music reading skills. 
Track record of achieving exceptional results in piano performance and teaching. 

1954 to Present
·       Classical and Jazz pianist, arranger, and composer.    
·       Piano teacher and coach.
·       Pianist and Band Leader heading up the Jack Fries Trio, Quartet and Quintet as well as an on-call keyboard player with other musicians.    
Perform as a solo pianist throughout the area on a regular basis. 

US Army in Korea 1954-1957.

1966 to 1996
Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
Professor of Music    
·       Prepared classical and jazz piano students for performance.
·       Served as director and arranger for “FRONTLINE", a Vocal Jazz Ensemble consisting of 12 singers, piano, bass and drums.
Responsible for the development of a Piano Laboratory to be used for group piano lessons.
Developed and oversaw the operation of a Preparatory Program in Music for children age 5 through 16.  Teaching was done by students from the Music Department under my supervision.
Taught Classical and Jazz piano lessons, Music Theory, Composition, Arranging and Electronic Music.
·Performed regularly as a classical and jazz pianist.

1962-1964 Indiana University Bloomington, IN
Master of Music  
Majored in Classical Piano with renowned teachers.
Minored in Composition and Arranging.
Performed as a soloist and accompanist.
1957-1961 Susquehanna University Selinsgrove, PA
Bachelor of Science  
Majored in Music Education.
Major emphasis was classical piano.
Played jazz piano throughout the area.
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