ABOUT US

The Frierson Foundation's mission is to work with Music Departments of Elementary, Middle and High Schools in the city of Newark, NJ to bring the training and expression of:

  • Music Theory and Music Foundation

  • Drama

  • Dance (including Mime Dance)

  • Vocal & Ear Training

  • Sight Reading

  • Fundamentals of Playing An Instrument

  • Band & Orchestra Training 

to support students with these interests and artistic gifts and talents.  

Students who are interested in continuing their Music Education after High School Graduation can complete our on-line application to attend our Music College Tour Program. The application will also include the eligibility requirement checklist for qualification.

Our Team

FRANKLIN FRIERSON, President

 

Franklin is one half of the singing group "The Frierson Brothers".  He and his twin brother Fredrick Frierson have been in the music business for over 54 years.

FREDRICK FRIERSON, SR. Vice President

 

Fred is one half of the singing group "The Frierson Brothers". 

He and his twin brother Frabklin have been in the music business for over 54 years.

AKIRA FRIERSON, Events Director

Akira is the Director of Planned Parenthood in E. Orange, NJ.

 

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ALICIA COX, Treasurer

Alicia is a Manager of Coding in the H.I.M. Department at  Newark Beth Israel Hospital for 29 years. 

She has a CCS (Certified Coding Specialist) Certification and is also a Certified ICD-10 Coding Specialist Trainer. 

 

She attended Seton Hall University for 2 years where she majored in Nursing.

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SHARON FRIERSON, Secretary

Sharon is a retired medical transcriptionist.

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