Martha Fabrique

Martha Reika Fabrique has been an active performer and scholar of the Japanese shakuhachi (bamboo flute) for over 25 years. She gave performances at the World Shakuhachi Festival 2008 in Sydney, Australia and presented the lecture “New Horizons: Japanese Women and the Shakuhachi.” She is featured locally as a soloist in performances at the San Antonio Museum of Art, for the Japan America Society of San Antonio, the East Asia Institute at UTSA, at universities and in solo recitals. Her doctoral thesis is titled Crosswinds: Interpreting Flute Literature Influenced by the Japanese Shakuhachi and she has lectured on this subject at the National Flute Convention, the World Shakuhachi Festival and the International Conference of the College Music Society in Kyoto, Japan. Her teachers include master shakuhachi players Yodo Kurahashi II (Kyoto, Japan), Stan Kakudo Richardson (Dallas, Texas), David Kansuke Wheeler (Boulder, Colo.) and Dr. Dale Olsen. Martha maintains a shakuhachi studio for students of all levels in San Antonio. Dr. Martha Fabrique is a professional flutist and ethnomusicologist based in San Antonio, Texas.  She is on the faculty at San Antonio College currently and has taught at Our Lady of the Lake University, Trinity University, and Metropolitan State College in Denver. Martha earned her DMA (Doctorate of Musical Arts) from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1997. She performs with the Mid-Texas Symphony, Majestic Theater productions, the San Antonio Symphony,

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