Frederick Bayani Mabalot is an American composer and choral conductor from Los Angeles, California. He is a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle. He is a graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and California State University, Northridge.
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, and conducting with Danish conductor Jørgen Fuglebaek.
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 soprano Anke Höppner, and was mentored in choral conducting by Dr. Neil McEwan 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 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 is the artistic director and conductor of Bellingham Chamber Chorale and Director of Music and Liturgy for the historic Church of the Assumption in Bellingham, Washington. Frederick is a member of Denmark's KODA. For more information about Frederick's work as a composer and conductor, please visit his website: www.frederickbmabalot.com