Gabriel Fadale is an Instructor of Music at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY. At the College of St. Rose, he teaches Music Theory classes and Ear Training courses. Previously, he taught applied woodwind lessons and music theory at Franklin College, near Indianapolis. He also taught saxophone sectionals and lessons at Whiteland Community High School. In March of 2019, Fadale co-hosted the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 5 Conference with Kathy Spangler at Marian University. He served as vice president on the Board of Directors for the Franklin Symphonic Council and as a mentor with the Franklin First Scholars program at Franklin Community High School.
A graduate of the University of South Carolina in Columbia, he received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in saxophone performance with a minor in music theory. While at the University of South Carolina, he studied classical saxophone with Dr. Clifford Leaman and jazz with Mr. Bryson Borgstedt. His dissertation is titled A Comprehensive Examination of the Saxophone Chamber Music of John Fitz Rogers. His other degrees include a B.M. in music education and performance from Ithaca College under Dr. Steven Mauk (2009), a M.M. in performance from Penn State University (2011), as well as a Professional Performer's Certificate (2012) under Dr. David Stambler. During the summer of 2009, he studied at the Faenza SaxArtes Festival as one of two American participants with Marco Albonetti, Mario Marzi, Robert Bonisolo, Miles Osland, and Michael Zsoldos.
As a performer, he has participated at numerous conferences, including the Navy Band's International Saxophone Symposium, NASA Biennial and regional Conferences, Penn State Single Reed Summit, and the Lycoming College Saxophone Day. He has given various themed recitals such as “Lights in the Winter”, a recital of lighthearted repertoire, and “The Italian Saxophone”, a program focusing on works written by Italian composers. He has been involved in numerous ensembles including the Cosmopolitan Saxophone Quartet, Penn State Saxophone Quartet, Abraxas Saxophone Quartet, Left Bank Big Band, and the Notus Saxophone and Guitar Duo.
As a teacher, Gabriel has served as the saxophone studio teaching assistant at Penn State. His duties included teaching private lessons to non-music major saxophonists, instructing the saxophone secondary methods class to undergraduate music education majors, coaching undergraduate quartets, and administrative duties assigned by the professor. At the University of South Carolina, Gabriel taught courses in music theory and aural skills to undergraduate music majors as a graduate teaching assistant. He also taught private lessons through the University of South Carolina’s Community Music School. Most recently, he served as an adjunct faculty member at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL, where he taught various music theory and aural skills classes, as well as served as the assistant director of the Frontwave New Music Festival, held in the spring of 2016.
An advocate for new music, Gabriel has premiered and commissioned several new works for solo saxophone and saxophone quartet. While studying in South Carolina, he was afforded the opportunity to participate in the premiere of a new composition by Michael Pisaro, and with the Abraxas Saxophone Quartet, he performed the U.S. premiere of Jurg Frey's work "Memoire, horizon". He enjoys collaborating in the process of creating new works.and recently joined a consortium to commission new works from Florida-based composer Clare Shore. Other recent consortium commissions included pieces by Anthony Green and David Biedenbender.