Saxophonist Dr. Stephen Fischer maintains an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Dr. Fischer is the applied saxophone instructor in the Department of Music at Georgia College and has also served on the faculties of Clemson University, 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), St. Andrews, Scotland (2012), and most recently in Strasbourg, France (2015). He is also an avid supporter of new music, and regularly participates in the commissioning of new works through various consortiums. Commissions include pieces by Shih-Hui Chen, Halim El-Dabh, and Marc Mellits. Dr. Fischer has recently premiered new works by composers Dave Deason, Roger Vogel, and Natalie Williams.
Stephen Fischer received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance from the University of Georgia, studying with Dr. Kenneth Fischer. He also earned both the Master of Music degree in saxophone performance and the Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Georgia. During his studies, Dr. Fischer performed in master classes led by renowned saxophonists Eugene Rousseau and Claude Delangle. Additionally, he attended the Domaine Forget International Music and Dance Academy in Quebec, Canada, where he studied with Jean-Marie Londeix and Jean-Francois Guay.
Academic Department: Department of Music
College: College of Arts and Sciences