Santa Monica College Music Department

Santa Monica College Music Department


Donald Frederickson is currently a member of the faculty and staffs of El Camino and Santa Monica Colleges, where he accompanies Music Theater and Opera Workshops, choral activities, voice classes, and Applied Music Forums. At these schools he has accompanied performances and master classes with Roberta Peters, Sherrill Milnes, Eddie Daniels, Richard Stolzman, John Raitt, Marni Nixon, John Aler, Carol Neblett, the Ahn Trio and International Pavarotti Competition winner, Timothy Blevens.

Recently, Mr. Frederickson was honored by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for his contribution to Santa Monica College Opera Theater performance of Gounod's "Faust," the 2000 SMCOT television video which was honored with six Emmy Awards.

A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Frederickson holds two degrees in Piano Accompaniment from the School of Music, USC, where he studied with the legendary Heifetz accompanist, Brooks Smith. Other teachers at USC included Gwendolyn Koldofsky, Malcolm Hamilton, and Natalie Limonick.

A frequent recitalist in the South Bay, Mr. Frederickson has accompanied the L.A. Master Chorale, the Welsh Choir of So. California, and the South Bay Opera, and has appeared at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Dartmouth College, Bear Valley Music Festival, Cobo Hall in Detroit, Gammage Theater in Tempe, AZ, and the Aspen Music Festival. Mr. Frederickson is currently organist at First Church of Christ Science, Long Beach, and has appeared as guest organist at St. Vibiana’s Cathedral and the San Gabriel Mission. In August of 2002 he performed on four virginals and harpsichords at Fenton House, Hampstead Heath, London. He is a violinist in the Santa Monica Symphony, and in his twentieth year at Santa Monica College.

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