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Tenor and Renaissance Lutenist
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Frederic Chrislip was awarded a National Merit Scholarship and earned a degree in music from Northwestern University while singing in the Chicago Symphony Chorus, where he absorbed the highest musical standards. He received additional voice training at Tanglewood, the Bach Aria Festival and Institute, and other festivals and master classes. He studied classical guitar and was the first-call guitarist for the Chicago Symphony for eleven years (even while living in upstate New York). He has served as an extra player on guitar and mandolin with twenty symphony orchestras (and all of the “Big Five”), including tours, recordings, and performances at Carnegie Hall.
Before changing his focus to the lute, he performed some sixty solo recitals in twenty states, singing and accompanying himself on guitar in classical music. As a tenor accompanying himself on Renaissance lute, he studies regularly at festivals of the Lute Society of America. He performed solo fringe concerts during the Boston Early Music Festival in 2017 and 2019.