Frederick Bayani Mabalot (1977) is a composer and choral conductor from Southern California. He is a doctoral candidate, pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle. Frederick is a graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia, and California State University in Northridge. Frederick is a classically trained pianist, classically trained vocalist, and received several years of training as a choral conductor. He completed initial composition studies at The Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia where he graduated with First Class Honours. At Sydney Conservatorium, Frederick studied composition with Dr. Michael Smetanin, Dr. Matthew Hindson, and Dr. Paul Stanhope. During his time at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Frederick also studied voice with German soprano Anke Höppner of Opera Australia, and was mentored in choral conducting by Dr. Neil McEwan, AM/PhD/FRSCM who also became an important advocate of his choral music. He assisted Dr. McEwan as choir manager and
conductor for both the Conservatorium Chamber Choir and Large Choir, and was guest conductor for Christ Church Saint Laurence Church Choir Sydney in McEwan’s absence. Frederick completed graduate studies in composition at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen where he studied with internationally renowned Danish composers Hans Abrahamsen, Niels Rosing-Schow, and Jeppe Just Christensen. While at The Royal Danish Academy, he also studied classical voice with Helene Gjerris and Jan Lund, who are both associated with The Royal Danish Opera, and studied conducting with Danish conductor Jørgen Fuglebaek. Frederick holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from California State University in Northridge. He studied voice with Dr. David Scott, and trained in classical piano with Charles Fierro and Dr. Jeanine Jacobson. While at California State University, Frederick studied choral conducting with Dr. Paul Smith and orchestral conducting with Professor Gary Pratt.
Frederick has been a member of numerous collegiate and professional choral ensembles and has worked and performed as a choral conductor in the United States, Australia, and Europe. He has held several choral conducting, organist, and accompanist positions for various churches within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Frederick is the choral conductor and co-founder of DKDM Voices – Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium Voices or The Royal Danish Academy of Music Voices. In Bellingham, he is the Director of Music and Liturgy at Church of the Assumption. He has a strong interest in writing vocal and choral music. Frederick’s Stabat Mater and
various choral works exemplify the emotional intensity and energy he intends to convey in his compositions. His compositions have been performed all over Europe, United States, South Africa, and Asia.