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phone: 509.359.2241
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  • Stephan Friel
    Stephan Friel
    Phone: (509)359-6948
    Fax: (509)359-7028

    Stephan Friel is currently professor of saxophone at Eastern Washington University where he also teaches jazz studies and woodwind techniques. He is a DMA Candidate with the College of Music at the University of North Texas where he studied with Dr. Eric M. Nestler.

    As a saxophonist, Stephan has performed with such artists as Natalie Cole and Tony Bennett. He can be heard on recordings with the Two O'Clock Lab Band, where he was lead alto. In 2008, Stephan recorded Concert Tango as saxophone soloist with the University of North Texas' Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Migliaro Corporon. Stephan has also performed as saxophonist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and Richardson Symphony.

    Stephan has performed as oboist with the Enid Philharmonic, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Texarkana Symphony, Richardson Symphony, and Tyler Chamber Series. He can be heard on several GIA recordings as principal oboist with the University of North Texas' Wind Symphony, Eugene Migliaro Corporon conducting.

    Mr. Friel has also performed with Broadway equity shows, Oklahoma City Summer Lyric Theater and with several theater groups in the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a woodwind doubler on flute, oboe, clarinet and saxophone.

    Stephan has been a member of several Army National Guard Bands for twenty-seven years and is currently serving in the Texas Army National Guard with the 36th Infantry Division Band with whom he deployed to Iraq in 2010.

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