Frederick Teardo is Associate Organist at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York City, where he accompanies the church’s renowned Choir of Men and Boys. He received both the Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts degrees from the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, studying organ with Thomas Murray and harpsichord with Richard Rephann. He received his Bachelor of Music degree with Highest Honors from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied organ with David Higgs. His other teachers have included Stephen Roberts and Haskell Thomson. He has also studied improvisation with William Porter and Jeffrey Brillhart.
An avid performer, Frederick Teardo has won first prize in numerous competitions. He has performed across the United States, and has also been a featured performer at Regional and National Conventions of the American Guild of Organists and Organ Historical Society, on the NPR program Pipedreams, and in a segment on the revived interest in the pipe organ on ABC World News Tonight.