Fabian Qamar, Chorus Director
Fabian Qamar is the Director of the Sheboygan Symphony Chorus. He is also active as a musician throughout the state, serving as the assistant director of music and principal organist at St. Stanislaus Oratory in Milwaukee and specializing in voice, piano, and strings as a private music instructor.
A graduate of Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Fabian received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with emphases in Voice and Viola Performance, studying voice with Sheboygan Symphony Chorus founder and Director Emeritus Janet Herrick and conducting with Dr. Russell Pettitt. He also studied voice and choral conducting with Lani Knutson. During 2013 and 2014 at Lakeland, Fabian completed conducting independent studies with Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Dr. Kevin McMahon and conducted the Lakeland College Concert Choir as a student conductor in performances on campus and on tour. From 2010–2014 Fabian was also the assistant conductor and organist for the Holy Name of Jesus Latin Choir in Sheboygan. Prior to his arrival in the Sheboygan area, Fabian directed the St. Joseph Oratory Youth Choir and Schola in Green Bay from 2009–2010 and guest conducted the Stella Maris Parish Latin Mass Choir at locations throughout Door County during 2008.
As a singer, Fabian has been featured as a soloist with the Lakeland College Concert Choir, the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, and Sheboygan County Masterworks. He has also appeared as a cantor at the Green Bay and Madison Cathedrals and the Basilica of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee. As an operatic tenor, Fabian debuted as King Kaspar in the Oregon Straw Hat Players' December 2014 production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. In March 2015, he sang the role of the First Armoured Man in Die Zauberflöte at UW–Madison University Opera where he returned in October 2015 to play Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro. Fabian holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he studied with Jim Doing.