Department of Music


Sean Gabriel

Sean Gabriel
Applied Faculty, Flute

Music & Communication Building, Room 435

Sean Gabriel's main teachers were William J. Hebert and James J. Pellerite.  In addition to the current position of principal flutist of the Blue Water Chamber Orchestra, Sean is also the principal flutist of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, our city’s award winning new music ensemble.  With the group, Gabriel has taken part in dozens of world premiere performances including one written by former music director Edwin London entitled Scenes for Flute and Orchestra.  This work was recorded by Mr. Gabriel and the Chamber Symphony for the Albany label in 2001.  Mr. Gabriel is heard playing the flute part in the Cleveland Chamber Symphony recording of Olivier Messiaen's Oiseaux Exotiques featuring pianist, Angelin Chang. This recording won the 2007 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra. Works that have been written for Mr. Gabriel include Dance Moments 2000 for flute and piano by New York composer Matthew Greenbaum, and a work for flute and percussion entitled Pinions Lie Down in Tin by Cleveland composer and pianist Eric Ziolek.  Sean Gabriel has been a member of the flute section of the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra under  four music directors, (Eiji Oue, Peter Bay,  Hugh Keelan and current Music Director, Daniel Meyer) performing a wide variety of symphonic repertoire.  He has also been an orchestral and chamber musician at the Baldwin-Wallace College Bach Festivals, The Bach and Handel Society of Cleveland, The Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, Lyric Opera Cleveland, and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.  Gabriel also serves on the faculty of the music department at the Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music.   M.M., the Indiana University School of Music at Bloomington, B.M., the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music.

Start date 12/26/1995

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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Department of Music
2121 Euclid Avenue, MU 332
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Music and Communication
Building, Room 332
2001 Euclid Avenue
Kate Bill
Phone: 216.687.5039
Fax: 216.687.9279
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