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Martha Fabrique


Dr. Fabrique currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Our Lady of the Lake University and holds a DMA (Doctorate of Musical Arts) from the University of Colorado-Boulder (1997). As a professional flutist she joins the San Antonio Symphony flute section regularly and freelances locally with the Mid-Texas Symphony, Majestic Theatre productions and the SOLI chamber ensemble, among others. Martha earned master’s degrees in flute and ethnomusicology from Florida State University and her bachelor’s degree from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music. Her teachers include William Hebert, Charles Delaney and Geoffrey Gilbert.

In addition to her work as a flutist, Martha is an accomplished performer on the Japanese shakuhachi (bamboo flute). Her doctoral thesis is entitled 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. Her teachers are Yoshio Kurahashi and Stan Richardson.



Haiku Shaku Garden

Shakuhachi accompanying haiku poetry.

The International Shakuhachi Society - 2018