Michael Frederick is the recent winner of the audition for the position
of Principal Bassoonist of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. He has
been the Second Bassoonist with the orchestra since 2008.
Mr. Frederick is a native Houstonian and has performed with the Houston
Symphony Orchestra (with whom he toured Europe during the 1992-1993
season), the Houston Ballet Orchestra since 1982 and the Houston Grand
Opera Orchestras. He has also performed with Theater Under the Stars,
Houston Masterworks Society and the Kingwood Chorale.
Michael fell in love with classical music when he began performing with
the Houston Civic Symphony at 13 years of age; after High School he
earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Houston where he
studied bassoon performance with Paul Tucci.
Mr. Frederick has worked for many companies in the Houston area as a
software developer and is the father of four wonderful daughters and one