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Frank W. Singer






Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA.
B.M., Composition, Magna Cum Laude, 1980




Charles Banacos, Gloucester, MA., Jazz Guitar and Jazz Piano studies.






Finalist, World Music Category. John Lennon Songwriting Contest.




Composer. Gannon University, Erie, PA.
Commissioned by Gannon University to create a piece of music as their contribution to Erie's bicentennial celebration. The result was Generations, a string quartet for two violins, cello, and electric guitar.




Recipient of Richard Levy Award in Recognition of Outstanding Musicianship for Contemporary Composition.


Professional Experience:




Sideman/Soloist. Erie Philharmonic, various clubs and restaurants.
Free-lance guitarist/pianist with Erie Philharmonic/Pops for jazz/contemporary performances; have performed with Arturo Sandoval, Cab Calloway, Vanessa Williams, Eddie Fisher, Jack Jones, Deborah Gibson in Grease, Yesterdays, and others. Work as guitarist, pianist, bassist, and other at a variety of sites and functions.




Instructor, Home locations, various music studios, and schools.
Self-employed in the Boston area and Erie, PA teaching all ages and levels of guitar, piano, electric bass, drums, saxophone, keyboards, as well as theory, composition, and arranging. Conduct Master classes, clinics and lectures on jazz history, improvisation, composition, and general music to various local schools.


2002 - Performer. J.D. and the Sons of Rhythm.
Play guitar, guitar-synthesizer, keyboards in collective jazz improvisation group, with 7 double disc releases to date and more in the works.




Composer, Performer. One World Tribe.
Compose and play guitar, synthesizer-guitar and keyboards in world music/latin/reggae band which travels and performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic states.




Guitarist, Musical Director, and Principal Composer. Cat's A Bear/Tito.
Write, arrange, and play with this original jazz group, which plays in clubs and colleges in the Erie, Buffalo, Cleveland , and Pittsburgh areas.




Guitarist, Arranger. FSG Trio.
Arranged, played, and booked bebop trio with drums and upright bass, playing standards and originals in the Buffalo and Erie areas.




Producer, Arranger, Composer. Musical Coordination Services, Boston, MA.
Owned and operated a company specializing in producing, arranging, video scoring, transcribing, and other music-related functions.




Composer, Guitarist, Pianist. Cat's A Bear.
Partnered a contemporary original jazz duo using piano, synthesizer, guitar, and percussion. Also responsible for the production and synthesis. Cat's A Bear performed throughout the New England and Mid-Atlantic states.




Midi Engineer. Euphoria Sound Studios, Revere, MA.
Responsible for the sound production and engineering on midi projects.




Bassist, Sound Engineer. Katy's Lovers.
Performed, engineered, and recorded with this Boston-based Irish Folk group.




Instructor. Creative Arts at Park Summer Program, Brookline, MA.
Taught drums and ensemble as well as tech setup and studio recording to students ages 8-15 in this intensive summer program.




Musician. Graham/Lindsey Entertainment Agency, Boston, MA.
Served as guitarist, electric bass player, keyboard player, and pianist in general business band.