Frederick Robin is primarily known for his conceptual and abstract approach to the process of creating and thinking about music and olfactory art. His creative style is characterized by balanced and conscious forms while existing in the contemporary-classical realm. Robin's work often comes from a minimalist perspective focused on creating intriguing structures and inventive concepts that combine the olfactory and musical art forms.
In 2016, he founded olfactory lifestyle studio, Studio FSR, which now serves international clients, over 40 boutiques across the United States, and numerous private clients. He is currently Creative Director and works closely with Chief Artisan Tina Taylor and the other Production Staff to develop new concepts, scents, packaging, and to pursue collaborative creative opportunities.
Robin won and was a finalist in various national and local music composition competitions, including the MTNA (Music Teachers' National Association), Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and MMTA (Minnesota Music Teachers' Association).
He served as the 2021 Composition Fellow at Lutheran Summer Music Festival and Academy at Valparaiso University, where he taught classes, private lessons, and worked closely with peers and faculty from across the United States. He was also Director of Music at Sacred Heart Church in Frazee, MN from 2018-2021, where he coordinated liturgical music, performed organ repertoire, and conducted the Sacred Heart choir and brass ensembles.
Robin is an active member of various music societies, including ASCAP, Society of Composers Inc., and The College Music Society.
From 2020 to present, he studies Music Composition and Philosophy at Concordia College, Moorhead, where he sings in the Concordia Chapel Choir and plays in the Concordia Handbell Choir. His primary teachers include: Dan Breedon, Grigor Khachatryan, Tess Varner, Doug Harbin, and Steve Makela. In the future, he plans to attend graduate school for Music Composition in the United States or in Europe, after which he aspires to teach Music Composition and collaborate with artists worldwide to create more multimedia exhibitions.