DR. FREDERICK BAYANI
Dr. Frederick Bayani Mabalot, D.M.A. is a composer and choral conductor from Southern California. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle. Dr. Mabalot is a graduate of The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and California State University. He is classically trained in piano and voice and received several years of instruction as a choral and orchestral conductor before his doctoral studies.
Dr. Mabalot completed initial composition studies at Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia, where he graduated with First Class Honours. At Sydney Conservatorium, he studied composition with Dr. Michael Smetanin, Dr. Matthew Hindson, and Dr. Paul Stanhope. In addition to composition, Dr. Mabalot studied voice with soprano Anke Höppner. He was mentored in choral conducting by Dr. Neil McEwan, who also became a foremost advocate of his choral music. Dr. Mabalot completed graduate studies in composition at The Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with internationally renowned Danish composers Hans Abrahamsen, Niels Rosing-Schow, and Jeppe Just Christensen as his mentors. He continued classical voice study with Helene Gjerris and Jan Lund and conducting with Maestro Jørgen Fuglebaek. Dr. Mabalot holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from California State University in Northridge. He studied voice with Dr. David Scott, and piano with Charles Fierro and Dr. Jeanine Jacobson. While at California State University, Dr. Mabalot studied choral conducting with Paul Smith, and orchestral conducting with Gary Pratt.
Dr. Mabalot has been a member of numerous collegiate and professional choral ensembles including the highly acclaimed Sydney Chamber Choir, and has worked and performed as a choral conductor in Australia, Europe, and the United States. He has held various director of music, organist, and collaborative pianist positions with various churches within the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Dr. Mabalot is the conductor and co-founder of DKDM Voices,The Royal Danish Academy of Music Voices. In addition to BCC, Dr. Mabalot is also the Director of Music and Liturgy for the historic Church of the Assumption in Bellingham.
Dr. Mabalot has a thriving career as a composer. There have been performances of his music in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Philippines, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. A revised version of his "Stabat Mater," an oratorio- chamber opera premiered at the Copenhagen's Pulsar Music Festival, will be performed in 2021. Performances of his song cycles for soprano and chamber ensemble both in the United States and Europe are also in the works for 2021-2022. The Bellingham Chamber Chorale will give the world-premiere performance of his new work "Incarnations" for choir, soprano soloists, and orchestra in their 2021-2022 concert.
Dr. Mabalot is a member of USA's ASCAP and Denmark's KODA.
O Magnum Mysterium Frederick Bayani Mabalot, Composer/Conductor