Lecturer, Wind Symphony
Lecturer of music (wind symphony). BS from Mansfield University, MM from Ithaca College. Professor Fabricius has studied conducting with Donald Stanley (Mansfield University), Rodney Winther (Ithaca College), Stephen Peterson (Ithaca College), Arnald Gabriel (US Air Force), and Mallory Thompson (Northwestern University). He also serves as Director of Bands at Owego Free Academy where he has developed an outstanding instrumental music program that features a concert band, two jazz bands, and various chamber music ensembles. He is highly regarded in the region as a conductor, percussion soloist, and ensemble player. He has been a member of the Binghamton Philharmonic percussion section since 1982 but is also comfortable performing in popular, rock, jazz, and other styles. He has played as a free-lance percussionist, accompanying national touring artists such as Michael W. Smith, Tommy Tune, Jerry Vail, Lorrie Morgan, Ringling Brothers Circus, the Smothers Bothers, and Ella Fitzgerald. Professor Fabricius has served the New York State School Music Association as an All-State Percussion adjudicator for many years. He also serves NYSSMA as the Instrumental Jazz Reviews editor of The School Music News and is the Jazz Editor for the NYSSMA Manual. In addition to his collegiate work at BU, he has also served Ithaca College as a consultant, as a member of the Summer Session faculty, and as a cooperating teacher for over 30 student teachers. He also serves the Summer Music Academy at Ithaca College as a percussion instructor and jazz ensemble conductor. He has presented many clinics at music conventions and conferences and often serves as a guest conductor for honor band festivals. Professor Fabricius has been a member of the music faculty since 1992, serving as percussion instructor for twenty years before accepting the appointment as conductor of the University Wind Symphony.