Deborah Fabian

Principal Lecturer in Clarinet


Clarinet, Woodwinds, Instrumental Studies

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Deborah Fabian joined the clarinet faculty at the University of North Texas in the fall of 1990. She is Concertmaster of the Dallas Winds, principal clarinetist of the Plano Symphony Orchestra and 2nd/Eb clarinetist with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra in Durango, Colorado.

Deborah has been featured as a soloist with many ensembles including the Dallas Winds, Texas Chamber Orchestra and Plano Symphony Orchestra.

Deborah has performed with numerous ensembles throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. She is a frequent guest clarinetist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Opera Orchestra. Deborah has recorded and been invited to perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on a number of tours to Europe, Carnegie Hall, the Bravo! Vail Music Festival and Festival Napa Valley.

As concertmaster and founding member of the Dallas Winds. Deborah has performed and recorded extensively with the internationally acclaimed group which has recorded 23 CDs since its founding in 1985, several of which have been Grammy-nominated.

Many of her students have gained international recognition for their high honor achievements in competitions such as From the Top on NPR,  the International Clarinet Association, the Rising Talents in America Chamber Music competition and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Many of her former students hold prominent positions in education, professional ensembles and symphony orchestras.

Deborah earned a bachelor of music degree in clarinet performance and music education from the University of Buffalo and a master of music degree in clarinet performance and woodwinds from Michigan State University.  Her principal teachers were James Pyne, Stanley Hasty, Fred Ormand, Steve Girko and Andrew Crisanti.