Frederick Robin is known for his conceptual approach to creating and thinking about art. His creative style is rooted in classical structures but utilises contemporary treatments and processes to address critical human issues.
In 2016, he founded the olfactory lifestyle studio, Studio FSR, which now serves international clients, over 40 boutiques across the United States, and private clients. He currently serves as Senior Advisor and works closely with Creative Director Tina Taylor to develop new projects and concepts and to pursue collaborative creative opportunities.
Robin won and was a finalist in several national and local music composition competitions, including the MTNA (Music Teachers' National Association), Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and MMTA (Minnesota Music Teachers' Association).
His work has been disseminated across the United States and Europe. He recently premiered a multimedia piece titled "Rondo in A Major" in Rome, Italy.
He held the 2021 Composition Fellowship at Lutheran Summer Music Festival and Academy at Valparaiso University. He taught classes and private lessons and worked closely with peers and faculty from across the United States. He was also Director of Music at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Frazee, MN, from 2018-2021, where he coordinated liturgical music, performed organ and piano repertoire, and conducted the Sacred Heart choir and brass ensembles. He currently sings as a Choral Scholar at Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral in Fargo, ND.
Robin is an active member of various art societies, including Oslo Kunstforening, Culture Action Europe, Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago, ASCAP, Society of Composers Inc., and The College Music Society.
Most recently, Robin opened Frestro Creative Lab, a collaborative space to experiment with creativity & design while sharing the identities and stories of emerging artists via the creation of functional artwork.
Since 2020, he has studied Music Composition and Philosophy at Concordia College, Moorhead, where he sings in The Concordia Choir and plays in the Concordia Handbell Choir and Concordia Gamelan Ensemble. His primary teachers include Doug Harbin, Steve Makela, Tess Varner, Grigor Khachatryan, Kevin Sütterlin, and Kira Knutson. His upcoming plans include attending graduate school, after and during which he aspires to teach and collaborate with global artists to influence the world in a relevant and critical way through art and dialogue.