Elizabeth FisherVisiting Assistant Professor
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Research and Teaching Interests: Choral Music, Music Education and Social Justice, Venetian Ospedali, Early Music

Education:
  • BME, Millikin University
  • MM, Westminster Choir College
  • DMA, Michigan State University

Dr. Elizabeth Fisher first joined the UAB Department of Music in Fall 2018. She teaches courses in choral music, music education, voice, piano, and music appreciation. She also serves as the Artistic Director of the Steel City Men’s Chorus in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Fisher’s scholarship focuses on restoring manuscripts of music composed for the women of the Venetian Ospedali as well as choral music education’s engagement with social justice issues. An active clinician, Dr. Fisher has worked with choirs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama, and Michigan. In 2018, Fisher received a grant to travel to Kenya to work with the Massai school choir in Oldonyonyoke.

As a mezzo-soprano, Dr. Fisher currently performs with mirabai, a professional women’s chorus that performs and records nationally, as well as with the Highland Consort, an early music ensemble in Birmingham, AL. As a choral singer she has performed under the direction of Alan Gilbert, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Daniel Barenboim, Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Solonen and Simon Rattle. She has also performed in opera productions at the Spoleto Festival from 2011-2013 and in the American premiere of Hosokawa’s Noh-opera “Matsukaze” in the 2013 Lincoln Center Festival in New York City.

Prior to her time in Alabama, Dr. Fisher was Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Minnesota Duluth. In 2015, she was selected as a finalist in the National ACDA Graduate Conducting Competition. As a public school teacher, Fisher taught at both the middle and high school levels from 2006-2011 in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Dr. Fisher holds degrees from Millikin University, Westminster Choir College, and Michigan State University.

  • American Choral Directors Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • Chorus America
  • College Music Society