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Fischer, Stephen

Fischer, Stephen

Applied Lecturer, Saxophone


Saxophonist Stephen Fischer maintains an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Dr. Fischer is the applied saxophone instructor in the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and has also served on the faculties of Georgia College, the University of Georgia, and the University of West Georgia. As a performer, Dr. Fischer is an active member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, and has been invited to perform at the organization's national and regional conferences in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. He has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician at meetings of the World Saxophone Congress in Minneapolis, Minnesota (2003), Ljubljana, Slovenia (2006), and St. Andrews, Scotland (2012). He is also an avid supporter of new music, and regularly participates in commissioning new works through various consortiums, including pieces by Shih-Hui Chen, Halim El-Dabh, and Marc Mellits. Stephen Fischer received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance from the University, studying with Dr. Kenneth Fischer. He also earned both a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the the University of Georgia. During his studies, Dr. Fischer performed in master classes for renowned saxophonists Eugene Rousseau, and Claude Delangle. He attended Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy in Quebec, Canada, where he studied with Jean-Marie Londeix and Jean-Francois Guay.