About Fabio Oliveira

Director of Percussion Studies at Rowan University, Dr. Oliveira is a performer with a wide variety of professional experiences as percussionist, improviser, and conductor, working regularly in orchestral, chamber, solo, and artist accompaniment settings, and navigating consistently between European classical and traditional Brazilian music. Transversing these traditions is an important and distinctive feature of his work. As a scholar, Fabio concentrated on matters related to multiple-percussion performance – dealing with music by Aperghis, Xenakis, and Tutschku, preparing performances with live electronics, text translation in Instrumental Musical Theatre, composer-performer collaboration, and instrument building. He’s also theorized and published about traditional Brazilian Samba and Pagode Music. Dr. Oliveira has recordings released on Tzadik, New World Records, and Mode Records.