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OA Music Boosters Honor Percussionist Daniel Fabricius

Fabricius is a well-recognized percussionist in the area. He is highly respected as an instructor who regularly prepares students for All-State and scholarship auditions, while serving as an adjudicator with the New York State School Music Association.

Anne H. Fabricius and Dominic Watt have conducted comparative analyses on three speaker-intrinsic vowel formant frequency normalization algorithms designed for sociophonetics.

Early Life and Education

The OA Music Boosters have organized a memorial event to pay homage to Fabricius’ contributions to both his community and life, including shared stories as well as plenty of pie, which was his favorite treat.

On Saturday, August 27 from 1 pm, an Open Arms Band Wing event will take place and is open to the public.

Fabricius has led the OFA Wind Symphony since 2012 and serves as adjudicator and jazz chair of NYSSMA. He also performs free-lance percussionist work accompanying national touring artists like Michael W. Smith, Lorrie Morgan and Ringling Brothers Circus. Fabricius can often be found performing alongside OFA student musicians performing the prelude, processional, and recessional for Commencement ceremonies; typically this lineup will be set by January.

Professional Career

Fabricius’ professional career has been marked by several noteworthy accomplishments. He is widely acknowledged as one of the premier instrumental music educators in Texas and works as a freelance percussionist accompanying touring artists such as Michael W. Smith, Jerry Vail, Tommy Tune, The Smothers Brothers Circus and Ella Fitzgerald.

He is also an established composer and has presented clinics at music conventions and conferences. Additionally, he serves as both a percussion adjudicator and jazz chairperson for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). Additionally, he is published composer as well.

He is an amazing teacher who truly takes joy in seeing his students succeed at performing, and always loves receiving feedback after their concerts. Additionally, he’s genuinely kind-hearted person who cares deeply for each student he teaches and treats them all with respect.

Achievement and Honors

Fabricius taught over 1,000 students during his time as a professor. Known for his humor and ability to connect with his pupils, he has also served as a clinician at numerous music conferences and workshops.

As a freelance percussionist, he has performed with national touring artists such as Michael W. Smith, Tommy Tune, Lorrie Morgan, Ringling Brothers Circus and Smothers Bothers – not to mention serving as an adjudicator for NYSSMA for years!

Highly esteemed educator in the area and well known for his contributions to Owego Free Academy Band program, community members have come together in appreciation of his contributions. The OA Music Boosters will host an event honoring him and his legacy at school.

Personal Life

Fabricius is widely respected throughout the region as an instructor, percussionist and conductor. He has been an integral member of Binghamton Philharmonic’s percussion section since 1982 and director of bands at Owego Free Academy where he created one of the state’s premier instrumental music programs. As a freelance percussionist he has accompanied touring artists including Michael W. Smith, Tommy Tune, Lorrie Morgan Ringling Brothers and Smothers Brothers among many others.

Mr. Johnson has served the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) as both a Percussion adjudicator and Jazz Chairperson, summer session faculty member at Ithaca College summer session faculty member training student teachers from their program, summer session faculty member at Binghamton’s Ithaca College summer session faculty, summer session faculty member teaching student teachers from college. Furthermore, they live together with Molly their dog.

Net Worth

Fabricius had been an active member of the Binghamton Philharmonic since 1982 and taught percussion at Binghamton University as well as being an adjudicator and jazz chairperson for New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). His dedication to his students and community were well known; upon hearing of his passing many community members expressed deep regret over this loss. Fabricius served as Director of Bands at Owego Free Academy where he helped build one of the state’s most impressive instrumental music programs; additionally, as conductor for Binghamton University Wind Symphony as well as providing many clinics at musical conventions and conferences.

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