Craig Dabelstein

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Craig Dabelstein


Craig Dabelstein (b. 25 October 1973, Brisbane, Aus.) is an Australian saxophonist, conductor, editor and music publisher.

Mr. Dabelstein began studying the piano at age seven and took up the saxophone at age twelve. He has Bachelor of Arts (Music) and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and a Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching and a Graduate Certificate in Editing and Publishing from the University of Southern Queensland.

He has held the principal saxophone chairs in the Australian Wind Orchestra and has been an augmenting member of the Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the Queensland Pops Orchestra. He has been a casual conductor of the Young Conservatorium Symphonic Winds, a member of the Queensland Saxophone Quartet and has previously been a saxophone teacher at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

From 2004 to 2008 he was the conductor of the Queensland Wind Orchestra and he has been a research associate for the Teaching Music Through Performance in Band series of books.

In 2010 Mr. Dabelstein commenced a collaboration with conductor David Whitwell to republish his many writings and scores. Together they have published more than sixty books on music including A Concise History of the Wind Band, Foundations of Music Education, Music Education of the Future, The Sousa Oral History Project, Wagner on Bands, Berlioz on Bands, The Art of Musical Conducting, Aesthetics of Music and The History and Literature of the Wind Band and Wind Ensemble.

He is the owner (and sole employee) of Maxime's Music, a boutique publisher of music for band, and he teaches saxophone and clarinet, and conducts bands at St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, in Brisbane, Australia.

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