September 21, 1864, Boston, Massachusetts.
June 18, 1904, Boston, Massachusetts.
Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody, Massachusetts.
Frederic was the son of Gardner W. Bullard and Fannie K. Field.
He enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but changed his career plans and went into music. He studied composition and organ with Josef Rheinberger in Munich, Germany, for four years, then returned to Boston and began writing songs and choral music.
His works include a series of Easter and Christmas cantatas and part songs, as well as pieces for glee clubs (e.g., Stein Song, Barney McGee, & A June Lullaby). He contributed eight tunes and an arrangement to the Pilgrim Hymnal (Boston, Massachusetts: 1904).