Hello, I am Michael Fisher, Violin Teacher.
I started playing the violin at age four in the Suzuki studio of Pat Thayer in Williamsport, PA. Then, I furthered my studies with James Lyon of the Pennsylvania State University. A graduate of the Williamsport Area High School, I participated in the Williamsport String Quartet, WAHS Orchestra, and Choir, the Millionaire Strolling Strings, and sat as Concertmaster of the 2019 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 8, Central Region and All-State Orchestras. I have also been a member of the All-National Honors Orchestra of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME). Another part of my musical education and development is the summer institutes that I have been a part of, including the Pennsylvania Suzuki Institute, Ithaca Suzuki Institute Advanced Program, Credo Chamber Music Camp, Williamsport Chamber Music Camp, and the Wintergreen Summer Music Program.
Accepted at the University of Michigan, Eastman School of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and The Juilliard School, I ultimately followed my heart to Boston, MA!
I am now a freshman at the New England Conservatory of Music, studying with Professor Soovin Kim.
Two of my most significant accomplishments were being accepted to the 2019 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), sponsored by Carnegie Hall and The Juilliard School.
As a part of being selected for the 2019 Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, I spent a two-and-a-half-week residency at Purchase College in New York, studying with the top musicians in orchestral music, including Sir Antonio Pappano, Isabel Leonard, Magdelena Kozena, and Joyce Didonato. At the end of the residency, I and the NYO-USA performed twice in the US before departing for our European tour. We performed in some of the greatest halls in the world, including Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Concertgebouw, Usher Hall, the Konzerthaus Berlin, and Seigi Ozawa Hall, and at festivals such as BBC Proms, Tanglewood Music Center, and Edinburgh International Music Festival.
I believe that the secret to life is developing an appreciation for everything you have. Work ethic is what I value more than anything else. I attribute my diligence to my life centered around my passions; therefore, nothing is truly “hard work” to me. I strive to live as productive and healthy of a lifestyle as possible, being an avid runner, a passionate weight lifter, and following a very balanced diet. My goals are always prominent in the front of my mind, so my drive continuously propels me toward all of my dreams.
I feel that I have learned the most in my life from the experiences of others. Therefore, I must share the many experiences I have been fortunate enough to have to others to inspire and educate.
In Progress: Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance - New England Conservatory of Music
Juilliard School Accepted
National Youth Orchestra of the USA (Carnegie Hall)
PMEA All-State, Central Region, and District 8 Concertmaster
NAfME All-National Orchestra
MTNA State Senior String Performance Winner
MTNA Eastern Region Senior String Performance Runner Up
West Shore Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition Winner
Williamsport Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition Winner
Bloomsburg Young Artist Senior Division Winner
Triolo Competition Winner
Williamsport Music Club Scholarship Winner
Williamsport Symphony Orchestra
Robert M. Sides Family Music Center String Shop
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