Dr. Friedley teaches voice, class voice, music history and music appreciation at ISU. Previously he held faculty positions at California State University, Fresno, and Drew University. He also served as Director of the Rutgers Community Music Program. His versatility is demonstrated by his education. He has bachelors degrees in both English and trombone performance, and he has masters degrees in both musicology and vocal performance.
Dr. Friedley has considerable experience as a tenor soloist. He has sung the tenor solo parts in dozens of oratorios in New Jersey, California and Idaho, and given numerous solo recitals. His operatic credits include roles in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Puccini's La Bohéme, Johann Strauss Jr.'s Die Fledermaus, and Cavalli's L'Egisto. He served as Music Director for the ISU production of Man of La Mancha for the grand opening of the L.E. & Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center in 2004.