Frederick Taylor, tenor/pianist/conductor, native of Cleveland, OH, has made his mark on stages across the United States and internationally. Locally, he has received the merit acting award for his role in Scott Joplin’s opera “Treemonisha” at Karamu House and is a member of The Cleveland Opera, Inc. While residing on the east coast, Frederick was a part of the Philadelphia Philharmonic opera where he performed in the staged opera of George Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess.” Mr. Taylor’s talents later took him to Andover Academy of Boston, MA where, along with the Andover Academy chamber orchestra, he did a tour in Italy performing the role of Obadiah in Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”.
Internationally, Frederick has shared his gift with audiences in St. Petersburg, Russia; Shanghai, China; Ghana & South Africa. Performing with reknown orchestras such as the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague, Czech Republic for their yearly Prague Proms music festival. As well, with the Medellin Metropolitan Orchestra in South America for their annual “Féria de la Flores”. (Flower Festival)
As a lifelong student of music, Frederick Taylor has studied with the late A. Grace Lee-Mims at the Cleveland Music School Settlement; Vincent D. Stringer at Morgan State University, in Baltimore, MD and Kathleen Allen at Central State University, in Wilberforce, OH, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Currently, Mr. Taylor is the apprentice to the executive director of the Duffy Liturgical ensemble as well as a Minister of Music at a local church. He also teaches choir music at Hope Academy Northwest.
Education: BA, Music, Central State University