Performing Arts Department Chair
Name: Michael Gend
Office: PAB 3539
Phone: (818) 710-2268
Music Faculty Advisor
Name: Wendy Mazon
Office: MUS 3403A
Phone: (818) 710-2295
Applied Music Instructor
Noelle Fabian Dragon, Woodwinds
Noelle Fabian Dragon is a Texan-born, acclaimed saxophonist & woodwind artist, educator and actress. Known for her theatrical wit, musical creativity and upbeat personality, Noelle is one of the most sought out all-around entertainers and recording musicians in the west coast.
Noelle studied saxophone performance and music education at Southern Methodist University. She always ran between departments, collaborating with talented musicians, dancers, and thespians alike. Her wild spirit led her to study abroad, connecting with prominent art instructors all while performing international recitals. She transformed into a high caliber soloist on the saxophone, clarinet, flute, and other woodwinds, earning a Master of Music at the University of North Texas.
A founding member and principal saxophonist of the Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble, Noelle has also performed with high-caliber groups Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Summer Musicals, La Mirada Theater and Dallas Winds. She has toured with international neo-soul artist Junius Mayvant and performed for The Grammy Awards with Ella Mai. In 2014, Noelle toured nationally with Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical. Just one year later, she was one of just two non-Angelenos to secure a place in newly reinvented The Disneyland Band.
In 2018 Noelle became the founder of a small tech start-up focused on improving music education through technological means. The Monster Musician Reader is a revolutionary iOS app that targets sight-reading improvement in the form of an interactive game.
Today, you can hear her perform for thousands of guests at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. She is also a member of the retro rock group Anabot and tours often with her brother Nick Fabian. You can catch her acting in commercials for Dos Equis and Southwest Airlines, shows like shows Grease Live!, and hear her voice as narration for commercials and animation throughout the United States. Noelle is a performing artist for D’addario Woodwinds.