Frederick “Fred” Umar is a music composer and conductor familiar with working with ensembles of varying ages, from youth and high school ensembles to professional choirs and orchestras. Holding a bachelor’s in music, a master’s in music curriculum and instruction, and a doctor of education from La Sierra University, Fred Umar has a wealth of recorded and published works, including Amor De Mi Alma from the TAD Wind Symphony in Tokyo, Japan.
Alongside his success as a composer, Fred Umar has been involved in music instruction at varying levels. He was the assistant conductor for the Young Artist Symphony Orchestra and has held positions such as executive director of the Stonelake Youth Symphony in Elk Grove, California, and part-time music director for the Ocean View High School Instrumental Ensembles. He has also conducted the Kenmore East High School Wind Band, the Las Vegas Bowl High School Honor Marching Band, and Nazareth College Wind Symphony.
Given his teaching and musical experience, Frederick Umar has delved farther into the field of academia as an adjunct professor at Park University. In this capacity, he teaches courses about everything from psychology and motivation to music. He is also completing doctoral-level studies in educational psychology at La Sierra University and holds a certificate in doctoral studies in educational neuroscience from Harvard University.