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Tammy Fisher

Specialty area(s)

Marching and Symphonic Bands, Instrumental Music Education, Conducting, Percussion Studies

Brief biography

Dr. Tammy Fisher is the Director of the Screaming Eagles Marching Band and Percussion Studies at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. In addition to directing the Screaming Eagles Marching Band and Symphonic Band, she teaches courses in instrumental music education, percussion pedagogy, and conducting.

Fisher has served as principal timpanist in the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra for 17 years.  She has appeared as a percussion soloist with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, La Crosse Concert Band and several high schools across Wisconsin and Minnesota.  She is a member of the Grumpy Old Men community jazz band, Too Darn Hot and 7 Rivers Jazz bands.  

Current courses at UWL

Screaming Eagles Marching Band

UWL Symphonic Band

Basic Conducting

Applied Percussion Lessons

Percussion Ensemble/Drum Ensemble

Student Teacher Supervision

Percussion Techniques and Pedagogy

Marching Band Techniques

MUS110 - Music Listening Experience

Education

Ph.D. Music Education      Aug 2004

The University of North Carolina - Greensboro

Dissertation: “A Survey of Undergraduate Percussion Curricula at Selected 4-Year Colleges and Universities”

            Minors:  Research Methodology, Instrumental Conducting, and Educational Leadership

 

Master of Music, Music Education        December 1995

Indiana University of Pennsylvania 

 

Bachelor of Science, Music Education        May 1985

Bachelor of Music, Music Marketing

Clarion University of Pennsylvania