Fred is a gifted and accomplished song stylist who has spent his entire career as a performer, composer/songwriter, band and orchestra conductor, and music educator. He began playing piano at the age of five.
Fred was classically trained in New York City and is a graduate of New York University, where he majored in piano performance and music education. At the graduate level, he pursued studies in music composition and theory with such renowned composers as, Karl Korte, Arnold Franchetti, Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, and a workshop with Aaron Copland. As a student, he taught at the Julliard School of Music, Preparatory Division.
He furthered his graduate studies at The Hartt College of Music of the University of Hartford, Duquesne University, and the University of North Carolina, among others.
As Director of Bands for Currituck County, North Carolina Public Schools, Fred was coordinator between secondary school students and the U.S. Combined Armed Forces School of Music at the Amphibious Naval Base in Norfolk, Virginia.
While living in the southern United States, Fred founded and established Coastal Music Connections, a music education consultancy, which designed and implemented music curricula for private, primary and secondary schools. He employed a staff of 42 music instructors. Concurrent with teaching in public education, he also taught privately all throughout his career.
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