Frederick Frahm, American composer, organist, publisher, and parish musician was born in California, USA, in 1964. Frahm has directed church music programs across the US, contributed as a classical music critic to the Bellingham Herald in Bellingham, WA, and served as an adjunct faculty member of Concordia University in River Forest, IL, where he taught counterpoint, music theory & composition, as well as orchestration. He is presently a teaching artist and resident composer for the Santa Fe Opera Company Active Learning Through Opera program and resident organist for the parish of St. Thomas of Canterbury in Albuquerque. He a founding director and creative partner of Firehead Editions of London which publishes a select catalog of works for organ, chorus, and chamber ensembles. A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA) where he earned degrees in Church Music and Organ Performance. He studied organ and counterpoint with David Dahl and Gregory Peterson; composition with Roger Briggs and Gregory Youtz; and conducting with Richard Sparks.