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Don Fabian is principal saxophone and soloist with “America’s Premiere Wind Band,” the Dallas Wind Symphony. The Dallas Morning News has praised Fabian’s outstanding virtuosity and musicality, saying “Donald Fabian gave a stunning performance, pulsing with drama and almost unimaginable color.”
He is also the soprano saxophonist with the award-winning Texas Saxophone Quartet. The TSQ was the first saxophone chamber music ensemble to win the prestigious Fischoff Chamber Music Competion in 1987 and was a finalist in New York’s Concert Artist Guild and in Chamber Music Chicago.
A graduate of the Crane School of Music, S.U.N.Y. at Potsdam, New York, he earned his bachelor’s degree in both performance and music education under the tutelage of renowned saxophone pedagogue Dr. James M. Stoltie. His master’s degree was completed in multiple woodwinds and saxophone performance at Michigan State University with saxophone virtuoso James Forger.
A fluid performer in all mediums of saxophone styles, from the orchestra pit of the Dallas Opera and Dallas Summer Musicals to the stage of the Morton Meyerson Symphony Center, Fabian is an active performer and comprehensive teacher in the musical life of Dallas and its vibrant surrounding communities.
Fabian is part of the Artist Faculty and Adjunct Associate Professor of Saxophone at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. He also concurrently holds the position of personnel manager for the Dallas Wind Symphony.