• Fredrick Sanders

    Interim Director of the Music Conservatory, Head of Jazz Studies

                                       Office: Room 238, Main Building
                                       Phone: 972-925-1251
                                             
     
     
    Dallas native Fredrick Sanders' masterful piano style, replete with youthful-yet seasoned chords, has been enthusiastically enjoyed by audiences ranging from elementary schools to  heads of state. He is well versed in a variety of modern jazz styles from New Orleans Trad, New Orleans Brass Bands, Swing, Bop to Advant-garde.

    Sanders received his early jazz education at Arts Magnet High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Tx.  Mr. Sanders was recognized as Downbeat Outstanding Instrumentalist for Cello and was named High School arranger of the year for his arrangement of Dan Haerle's  “Crib Chimp”.

    Sanders served as sideman for jazz greats such as Clark Terry, David "Fathead" Newman and Texas Tenor James Clay.  Mr. Sanders has strong ties to New Orleans; he studied with world renowned avant-garde clarinetist Alvin Batiste and can be heard on his CD entitled “Late”.

    He has performed and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, master jazz percussionist Herlin Riley,  bassist Roland Guerin and was an adjunct professor of jazz studies at Delgado Community  College and Tulane University.

    Fredrick Sanders earned his Associate in Arts degree from Weatherford College in Weatherford, Tx. and Bachelors of Music from Texas State University in San Marcos, Tx. 

    For over two decades he has been nationally and internationally recognized for his accomplishments as a performer, composer, arranger and educator. Sanders performs at several jazz festivals held world wide and has appeared with such artist as Erykah Badu, Benny Golson, and Roy Hargrove.

    For six years Fredrick Sanders has been an adjunct professor of Commercial Music at Cedar Valley College, an instructor of jazz piano at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and piano instructor for Keys4Kids through the Dallas Jazz Piano Society.