Composer, educator and musician Dylan Fixmer received degrees in music from the University of Colorado and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. As a composer, Dylan infuses his work with numerous musical traditions from Rock to Jazz to traditional folk music. His recent works include commissions and premiers from the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Mt. Blanca Fine Arts Association, “Old Machines” Duo, and the University of Northern Colorado faculty. Dylan is currently the Composer in Residence for the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and the Mt. Blanca Fine Arts Association. As a multi-faceted and imaginative composer, Dylan writes for multifarious contexts from orchestral to solo and ensemble work, from theater to film and narrative including the soundtrack for the recent release of the audio book “Adventures of a Mystic Warrior” by Robert Rocco D’Ordine. Dylan’s compositions have been featured on KAFM, KVNF, KDNK, Rifle Community Television, and on albums by Sarah Off, The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble, The Scones, Sarah Louise Pipelow, and Traditionish.
As an educator, Dylan served as Associate Instructor of Music and “First Voices” Choir Director at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He taught K-8 general music, jazz band, and drama at Hotchkiss K-8 School, K-4 general music at Highland Elementary School, and is a faculty member at the Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory. Dylan has presented at the Colorado Music Educators Association Conference, the Indiana Music Educators Conference, and as a guest speaker at the University of Northern Colorado School of Music.