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Huntsville, AL 35805  |  256-534-3131

Brownsboro, AL 35741 | 256-203-2951 

Valley Conservatory

Dr. Don Fader


Don Fader has a MA in early wind performance and a Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford University, and is currently Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Alabama. Dr. Fader has performed with ensembles in the United States and Europe, and has been heard on National Public Radio’s “Harmonia” and “Performance Today.” He was soloist with the Bloomington Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, the Dayton Bach Society, and the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra. He has made regular appearances in the Staunton Music Festival and TroisdorfBAROCK. In his secondary specialty, harpsichord continuo, he studied with Elizabeth Wright at Indiana University, and has played for and coached ensembles at the University of Alabama.  As a musicologist, he specializes in performance practice and French Baroque music, publishing numerous editions and articles, and receiving the Bourse Chateaubriand for study in France and the Westrup Prize for his article, "The 'Cabale du Dauphin,' Campra and Italian Comedy" in the journal Music and Letters.