• BM, Oberlin Conservatory
  • BA, Oberlin College
  • MM, Rice University
  • AD, Yale University

Violinist J Freivogel teaches individual lessons on violin by special arrangement and is a CGYM chamber ensemble coach at Temple Music Prep. J is the first violinist of the Jasper String Quartet, winners of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award. J is also a member of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and attended Oberlin College and Conservatory for bachelor’s degrees in Violin Performance and Politics. During his time there, J won the Kauffman Chamber Music prize three times, the Presser Music Award, the Hurlbutt prize for most outstanding violinist, and the concerto competition. He received his master’s in String Quartet Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and an artist’s diploma at the Yale School of Music. His principal teachers include Marilyn McDonald, Sylvia Rosenberg, and Cho-Liang Lin for violin, and James Dunham, Norman Fischer, and the Tokyo String Quartet for chamber music. J is married to cellist Rachel Henderson Freivogel and they live in Philadelphia, PA with their children, Leon and Evy.