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Fabian Qamar, Chorus Director

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Fabian Qamar is in his fourth season as Director of the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus. He also serves as Director of Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony Sinfonia, and as Associate Director of Sacred Music and Principal Organist at St. Stanislaus Oratory in Milwaukee. In addition, he teaches voice, strings, and piano independently at Mike’s Music Studio in Plymouth, WI.

A graduate of Lakeland University in Sheboygan (formerly Lakeland College), Fabian received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphases in Voice and Viola Performance, studying voice and conducting with Sheboygan Symphony Chorus founder and Director Emeritus Janet Herrick, conducting with Dr. Russell Pettitt, and voice and choral conducting with Lani Knutson. In addition, Fabian completed independent studies in conducting with Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Dr. Kevin McMahon.

Fabian has served as the director of the St. Joseph Oratory Youth Choir and Schola in Green Bay, as assistant conductor and organist for the Holy Name of Jesus Latin Choir in Sheboygan, and as guest conductor at Stella Maris Parish Latin Mass Choir in Door County.

Fabian obtained his Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he studied with Jim Doing. He has been featured as a soloist with the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sheboygan County Masterworks, and in sacred music, recital, and concert settings throughout Wisconsin. Operatic roles have included King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors (Oregon Straw Hat Players), First Armoured Man in Die Zauberflöte and Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro (UW-Madison University Opera). He has cantored at the Green Bay and Madison Cathedrals, and is a frequent cantor at the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee. Fabian is also the pianist and vocalist for jazz trio Jive Safely.