Rachael Fischer

Dr. Rachael Fischer

Assistant Professor of Music

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Biography

Dr. Rachael Fischer is assistant professor of music at Georgia Gwinnett College, and maintains an active schedule as an educator and violinist. An avid chamber musician, Fischer has performed across the United States and in Europe. She is a founding member of Piedmont Camerata, which began its first season of chamber music performances for piano and strings in August 2014. Other recent performances include recitals with the Aspen String Trio, clarinetist Jon Manasse, pianist Peter Miyamoto and members of the University of Georgia string faculty. She has also been invited to perform for regional, national and international events in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, France, Scotland and Slovenia as part of a violin and saxophone duo.

In addition to teaching music courses at Georgia Gwinnett College, Fischer maintains a Suzuki violin studio in Athens, Ga. She currently serves as the president of the Suzuki Association of Georgia, and is on the board of directors for the Atlanta Suzuki Institute. She has previously served on the music faculties of Erskine College and Piedmont College.

Fischer holds degrees from the University of Georgia (Bachelor of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts) in Athens, Georgia and Arizona State University (Master of Music) in Tempe, Ariz. Her principal teachers include Michael Heald and Katherine McLin; she has studied viola with Maggie Snyder.

Fischer's research interests include 19th-century European art music and American popular music. Her dissertation is entitled "The Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Johannes Brahms: A Pedagogical Approach."

Education

  • Doctorate – music performance, musicology minor – University of Georgia
  • Master’s – music performance – Arizona State University
  • Bachelor’s – music performance – University of Georgia

Academic Interests

  • 19th-century European art music
  • American popular music

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