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Stasi Fafalios

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Originally from Monessen, Pennsylvania, Dr. Anastasi Fafalios earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Slippery Rock University, a Masters in Music Performance from the University of Louisville and, most recently, received a Doctor of Musical Arts in Bass Trombone Performance with minors in Music Education and Wind Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music (CCM). His teachers include Peter Norton, Charles Vernon, George Flynn,


Murray Crewe, Patrick Myers, Dr. Brett Shuster, and Timothy Anderson. Dr. Fafalios taught for thirteen years in the Jefferson County Public Schools located in Louisville, Kentucky. During this time, he taught high school band, beginning band, and elementary general music for thirteen years. Dr. Fafalios has taught at Bellarmine University, CCM, and the University of Louisville Preparatory Department and Community Music Program. As a private trombone instructor for over twenty years, Dr. Fafalios has worked with many schools in the Louisville and Cincinnati districts. Students of Dr. Fafalios have matriculated as music majors to the following universities: Indiana University, Lynn University, Yale University, the University of Louisville, University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Middle Tennessee State University, and the University of Tennessee.

As an in-demand performer, Dr. Fafalios has worked with numerous professional ensembles including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Pops, Louisville Ballet, Louisville Masters Chorale, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Battle Creek Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Louisville Chamber Winds, and the Brass Band of Louisville. He has performed in orchestra pits for numerous Broadway-based shows including Wicked, The Lion King, Shrek the Musical, Motown the Musical, and Hello Dolly! In addition, Dr. Fafalios has performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Blue Wisp Big Band, Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Don Krekel Jazz Orchestra, Flying Circus Big Band, Maple Knoll Big Band, and Louisville Jazz Society Big Band. Dr. Fafalios has shared the stage with great performers such as Slide Hampton, Bill Watrous, Bob McChesney, Brett Shuster, Rick Simerly, Herb Bruce, Dave Liebman, Sgt. Susan Rider, Steven Mead, Kim Nazarian, Jim Snidero, Rufus Reid, Denise Tryon, John LaBarbera, and The Four Freshman.

In his spare time, Dr. Fafalios likes to fish, study history, and cook. He enjoys being at home together with his better half, Alice, and their standard poodle, Apostolaki.

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