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Professor, Dr. Christopher Fisher
(740) 593-4233
582 Glidden Hall


DMA, The University of Oklahoma

MM, Wichita State University

BA, Northwest Missouri State University 

Scholarly Interests 


Dr. Fisher is an active member of Music Teachers National Association and presently serves as Collegiate Chapter Chair. He is the facutly advisor for the Ohio University Collegiate Chapter of MTNA. He maintains a studio of pre-college students who have been successful at state and regional piano competitions and festivals. He frequently serves as an adjudicator and master class clinician at piano festivals throughout the United States and abroad.

Devoted to connecting young people with the transformative power of classical music, Dr. Fisher founded and directs Project Inspirare, with assistance from the Ohio University Collegiate Chapter of MTNA. Project Inspirare's mission is to cultivate a passion for classical music in current and future generations through special outreach and engagement initiatives.


Selected Accomplishments

2010 recipent of Ohio Music Teachers Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year Award and the Ohio University School of Music Distinguished Teaching Award. 


In demand as a workshop clinician, Dr. Fisher has presented lectures nationally and internationally, including the National Conferences of the Music Teachers National Association (Washington, D.C., 2001; Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2007; Atlanta, 2009; San Antonio, Teaxs, 2016), the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (Lombard, Illinois, 2013 and 2017), the National Group Piano and Piano Pedagogy Forum (Norman, Oklahoma, 2006; Austin, Texas, 2010), the Australasian Piano Pedagogy Conference (Canberra, Australia, 2008), Encontro Internacional de Pianistas de Piracicaba (Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2016) and the American Music Therapy Association (Orlando, Florida, 2005). He has served as a guest lecturer at leading universities and conservatories across the U.S. 


As a performing artist, Dr. Fisher frequently plays both solo and collaborative recitals, including duet and duo piano performances with wife, pianist Katherine Fisher. The Fisher Piano Duo was awarded first prize in the Adult Duo Division of the Graves Piano and Organ Company/OhioMTA Piano Competition in 2007. As a recording artist, Dr. Fisher can be heard on the MSR Classics label. 


Selected Publications 


Teaching Piano in Groups (Oxford University Press, 2010), the only comprehensive group piano pedagogy textbook of its kind. (Chinese translation also available) 

Co-author of the revised and expanded edition of Piano Duet Repertorie (Indiana University Press, 2016.)

Published in leading keyboard journals including Keyboard Companion, American Music Teacher, Clavier, and Clavier Companion


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