Dylan Fixmer

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Colorado based composer and musician, Dylan Fixmer, has been described as “a very sincere creative artist” by composer Chen Yi and “an incredible composer” by conductor Lowell Graham. Classically trained at University of Colorado and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Fixmer’s music is inspired by the beauty of nature and the human spirit, and draws upon a multitude of musical styles and traditions from Classical to Rock, Jazz to Irish, Bluegrass to Hip-hop and beyond. Recent works include commissions and premiers from Opera Guanajuato, the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, the Front Range Chamber Players, the Crested Butte Music Festival, Old Machines Duo, UCHealth and the University of Northern Colorado Faculty Recital Series. Fixmer is currently Composer in Residence for the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra who premiered his Concerto for Violin: In Memory of Terri Sternberg with violinist Sarah Off, “which received a rapturous reception when it was performed” (The Times of London) on September 24, 2022. As a multi-faceted and imaginative composer, Fixmer writes for multifarious contexts from orchestral and traditional solo/ensemble work, to theater, film, and narrative including the soundtrack for the audio book “Adventures of a Mystic Warrior” by Robert Rocco D’Ordine, and author Craig Child’s multi-media production “Dark Night.” A public school teacher for over ten years, Fixmer has written dozens of works for student groups from flex ensemble wind band and jazz band contest pieces to student-collaborated orchestra works to full musicals. When he’s not writing or playing music, Fixmer enjoys hiking with his wife, Sarah, and their dog, Bay.

Publications by Dylan Fixmer