“When I discovered my tenor voice in my junior year in high school, my choral teacher, Mr. Mullinax, advised me to take private lessons with Ms. Fabio; claiming that it will help me grow as a singer. It did that and much more.
In a year, not only did I grow as a singer, but as a person and an artist. Ms. Fabio taught me that singing is MUCH more than the ability to make beautiful sounds, but is a much more emotional, expressive task. Her teaching challenges you; demanding that you reach a higher level of performance than normally accepted.
I'm happy to say that I've worked with some of the most beautiful art songs of the 19th & 20th centuries. With an arsenal of art songs under my belt (English, German, Italian, French and now even Russian), I have accomplished many things in this year: I was accepted into the North Carolina's Honors Chorus, received a 100% at Solo & Small Ensemble (which was the first time in Wakefield High School history), was accepted into the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University and I was accepted into the music school at Mars Hill College where I received a full scholarship for Vocal Performance. Currently I am awaiting auditions for the NC Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera and Asheville Symphonic Chorus.
Without Mrs. Fabio, none of this would have been possible. She has become more than just a teacher for me, but a caring, loving friend and I will always remember the time we spent together.”
Wakefield High School Graduate